Call to reform the use of phonics

28 January 2022

The current emphasis on synthetic phonics to teach reading is failing children, according to new research by UCL’s Institute of Education.

Face coverings to remain on London public transport

27 January 2022

As the Government's Plan B restrictions are lifted and regulations are relaxed across England from Thursday 27 January, Transport for London (TfL) has reminded passengers that wearing a face covering remains a requirement on its services.

Recruitment activity continues to rise sharply

27 January 2022

According to the latest Report on Jobs survey by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG, the end of 2021 saw continued tight labour market conditions with both permanent and temporary staff appointments continuing to rise at historically sharp rates.

HMRC advice on movement of goods

27 January 2022

Some common user errors occurring when customers are creating Goods Movement References (GMRs) into the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) have been highlighted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Early years staff absence remains high

27 January 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the latest data on early years workforce absence, revealing that 13% of staff working in nurseries and childminder settings were absent from work due to Covid-19 on 12 January.

Minister calls for return to office-based working

26 January 2022

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, has told departments across government that they should ensure that their offices can return quickly to full occupancy following the lifting of work from home restrictions in England.

Government opens West Africa to exporters

26 January 2022

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has released new data showing that it provided over £500 million worth of support for projects in West Africa during 2021, the most in over two decades.

Company sentenced after fatal fall through fragile roof

26 January 2022

AJM Services (Midlands) Ltd has been sentenced after an employee of the Powys construction company was fatally injured in Liverpool when he fell six metres through a roof whilst working on a replacement roof project.

Fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding

26 January 2022

The British Standards Institution (BSI), in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published a code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings.