Environment Agency chief launches blistering attack on waste criminals

13 April 2022

Sir James Bevan, Environment Agency (EA) Chief Executive, likened waste criminals to violent thugs, drug dealers and contract killers, and called for more UK-based reprocessing and an end to waste exports as the most effective way to stop criminals from exploiting the system.

European Commission unveils its new Human Resources Strategy

13 April 2022

Arguing that it must lead by example, embodying EU values and playing its part in implementing the policy solutions it asks Member States to implement, the European Commission has published People First, it’s new HR Strategy.

Chambers complain of lack of sustained boost to exports

13 April 2022

According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), EU exports were 0.3% lower in February 2022 than in December 2021 and more firms are being affected by higher export and import paperwork compliance burdens than a year ago.

Government criticised for poor Covid risk management

13 April 2022

An influential parliamentary committee has said that the coronavirus pandemic exposed limitations in how the Government manages risks and revealed a failure to learn from both simulation exercises and actual incidents.

Government consults on mandatory vitamin D fortification

13 April 2022

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is consulting on measures to reduce vitamin D deficiencies in England, including potential options for voluntary or mandatory fortification of certain food and drinks as well as ways to improve awareness of vitamin D among GPs and their patients.

ASC Covid-19 funding streams come to end

12 April 2022

As a number of time-limited adult social care resources came to an end on 31 March, social care bodies have called on the Government to reinstate the funding.