Call on Prime Ministerial candidates to end asbestos deaths

12 August 2022

We reported recently on the Government’s decision to reject recommendations by a leading Parliamentary committee with regard to setting a deadline to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings (see MPs call for more action on asbestos management).

Government bus funding disadvantages rural communities

12 August 2022

New analysis from the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has highlighted how the competitive nature of government funding for local transport is disadvantaging rural local authorities and failing rural communities.

Fire safety in construction

12 August 2022

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published an updated edition of its guide, Fire Safety in Construction.

Construction company fined after death of a child

12 August 2022

Seven-year-old Conley Thompson went missing from his home on the morning of 26 July 2015 and was found the next morning by workers at a construction site in Worsborough, South Yorkshire.

Haulage body approves of driver licensing changes

12 August 2022

The call for evidence by the Department for Transport (DfT) about changes to the driver licensing rules has been welcomed by Logistics UK, with its Road Freight Regulation Policy Manager, Chris Yarsley, highlighting that its members have reported particular difficulties in recruiting drivers for vehicles up to 7.5t since the requirement for an additional test came into force in 1997.

Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive in force in EU

12 August 2022

With members of the UK Government promising to remove as much retained EU legislation as possible, arguing that this will lift unwanted restrictions on employers and organisations, the European Commission has just reminded the 27 EU Member States that the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union is now in force.

Plans to streamline UK driver licensing

11 August 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a call for evidence into a range of options it is considering, “to help more people access well-paid jobs in haulage” as part of its ongoing work to tackle the driver shortage, support new haulage jobs and bolster the UK supply chain.