Retailers urged to do more to promote diversity and inclusion

29 July 2022

A new report suggests that there is still a long way to go until the retail industry truly reflects the communities it serves, with women still under-represented at most senior levels, a lack of ethnic diversity among boards and executive committees and a lack of black leaders across the sector.

North Carolina is UK’s second state-level trade agreement

29 July 2022

We reported in June that the Department for International Trade (DIT) had signed its first state-level trade and economic development Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the United States (see UK signs first US state-level agreement).

Changes to Nursery Milk Scheme delayed

29 July 2022

Changes to the Nursery Milk Scheme which were due to come into force on 1 August this year have been delayed until 2023, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

How to create a sustainable labour market

29 July 2022

Failure to address labour shortages could lose the UK almost the equivalent of the entire defence budget, £30 billion, every year, according to a new report from the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

DVS scheme leads to advance in lorry safety

29 July 2022

The introduction of what Transport for London (TfL) called its pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is being described as a success after the first year of enforcement saw a reduction in fatal collisions where vision is cited as a contributing factor.

Planned safety changes to toys and cosmetics regulations

29 July 2022

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has announced updates to the technical annexes to Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 as amended by the Cosmetic Products Regulation 2009 and Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

ECHA calls for risk management for 300 harmful chemicals

28 July 2022

Given that UK REACH essentially mirrors the EU system for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), it is worth considering how the EU is taking forward its work on identifying and dealing with harmful chemicals.