Temporary relaxations of rules on drivers' hours

12 January 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Department for Transport (DfT) have announced a new temporary relaxations of the rules on drivers' hours take effect from 12:01am on 12 January until 11:59pm on 10 February 2022, subject to review.

Patient Safety Commissioner to be appointed

12 January 2022

The Government has announced that it intends to proceed with the proposals to recruit a Patient Safety Commissioner, following a public consultation between June and August 2021 regarding the appointment and operation of the new role.

GP numbers continue to decline

12 January 2022

Latest GP workforce data have shown the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs in England is continuing to drop.

World trade down in volume, up in value

11 January 2022

The volume of world merchandise trade fell 0.8% in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 after four consecutive quarters of strong expansion, as supply chain disruptions, shortages of production inputs and rising Covid-19 cases weighed on trade growth.