Call for urgent review of early years funding

30 April 2021

The early years sector is calling on the Government to hold a comprehensive review of early years funding following a new survey by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education.

Pandemic impacts young children’s language skills

30 April 2021

New research findings from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggest that language and communication development in young children are particular areas of concern following the Covid-19 lockdowns.

HMRC explains some of the new trade rules

30 April 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written to businesses offering support to understand the rules of origin in the UK’s trading agreement with the EU.

Millions hoping to work from home permanently

30 April 2021

Deloitte has surveyed over 1240 UK workers aged between 16 and 75 and, in UK workers: a year in the pandemic, reveals attitudes towards future working habits and confidence in digital skills.

Setting workplace exposure limits after Brexit

30 April 2021

New and revised workplace exposure limits (WELs) for dangerous substances have for many years been published in EU directives before being transcribed into UK law by way of implementing regulations (usually amending the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002).

UKEF doubles support for sustainable projects

29 April 2021

UK Export Finance (UKEF) provided over £2.4 billion of financial support to sustainable projects in 2020 helping UK businesses to build new hospitals, bring clean energy and develop critical infrastructure in developing countries.

New code of practice for external walls

29 April 2021

Residents and building owners are set to benefit from a new code of practice for professionals assessing buildings’ external walls and cladding systems, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced.

Tackling criminal risks in free trade zones

29 April 2021

The world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security has launched a freely available online risk assessment tool to help private-sector companies ensure they do not unwittingly facilitate crime when operating in free trade zones (FTZs).