The cost to businesses of having poor parental leave

28 January 2022

More than a third (37%) of people and more than half (55%) of 18- to 34-year-olds would be more likely to apply for a job if they knew the employer had good parental leave policies, according to a report produced by Vodaphone.

MPs probe checks on food imports from EU

28 January 2022

Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has announced a hearing into checks on imports from the EU of food and live animals.

Peers urge greater support for SME house builders

28 January 2022

The House of Lords Built Environment Committee has called for more support for small and medium-sized housing developers to help boost housing numbers and reverse that they describe as decades of decline.

Start a conversation about mental health

28 January 2022

Time to Talk Day 2022, taking place on Thursday 3 February, focuses on creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends or colleagues about mental health.

Haulage group concerned about London’s net-zero plans

28 January 2022

A new net-zero by 2030 report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, outlines the action required to reduce air pollution, tackle the climate emergency and cut congestion in the capital to create, “… a greener, healthier city fit for the future”.

Call to reform the use of phonics

28 January 2022

The current emphasis on synthetic phonics to teach reading is failing children, according to new research by UCL’s Institute of Education.

Face coverings to remain on London public transport

27 January 2022

As the Government's Plan B restrictions are lifted and regulations are relaxed across England from Thursday 27 January, Transport for London (TfL) has reminded passengers that wearing a face covering remains a requirement on its services.

Recruitment activity continues to rise sharply

27 January 2022

According to the latest Report on Jobs survey by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG, the end of 2021 saw continued tight labour market conditions with both permanent and temporary staff appointments continuing to rise at historically sharp rates.