HRT prescription cost cut welcomed by campaigners

2 November 2021

Following pressure from Labour MP for Swansea East Carolyn Harris to legislate for making Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) treatment free in England, a cut to the cost in the menopause treatment was welcomed by campaigners.

Another gig economy case decided in Court of Appeal

1 November 2021

Challenges to working practices in the gig economy have featured regularly in recent court cases (see Deliveroo’s refusal of collective bargaining challenged in Appeal Court and Supreme Court confirms that Uber drivers are workers, for example).

Budget bonus for schools and colleges

29 October 2021

Following the delivery of the Chancellor’s Budget speech, the Department for Education (DfE) has given more details of the funding he allocated to schools and colleges.

HGV drivers must have proper break facilities

29 October 2021

After the Road Haulage Association (RHA) recently called on the Government to work with local authorities to invest in lorry parking and truck stops, the trade union Unite is now also lending its support to a campaign by HGV drivers for safety, decency and dignity to be restored to lorry driving in the UK.

Haulage body response to the Autumn 2021 Budget

29 October 2021

Logistics UK has welcomed the commitment to improve the quality of available heavy goods vehicle (HGV) parking spaces that was made in the Chancellor’s recent Budget speech.

Employers are uncomfortable talking about race

29 October 2021

Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network, has published the findings of its 2021 Race at Work survey which is based on the views of over 24,600 employees in the UK.