PHMSA publish lithium battery guide

18 November 2021

The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a new lithium battery guide.

Get to grips with retained EU safety legislation — Part two

18 November 2021

A great deal of the product safety and regulatory law on which UK companies have relied for the last 40 years came from the European Union and much of this body of legislation became “retained EU law” once the UK’s exit from the Union was complete.

Real living wage increases

18 November 2021

Not to be confused with the compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), the Real Living Wage is voluntarily paid by nearly 9000 UK businesses and is based on calculations of the cost of living covering everyday needs.

DIT to hold virtual Africa Investment Conference

18 November 2021

Marking two years from the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in London by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced that it is to host a second edition of the Investment Conference on 20 January 2022.

New early years training programme launched

18 November 2021

A new training programme has been launched to support adults and young people to gain the relevant skills and qualifications needed to work in the early years sector.

Huge rise in obesity in young children

18 November 2021

Childhood obesity has soared during the pandemic, according to the latest NHS data from the National Childhood Measurement Programme.

A quarter of employers expect increase in hard-to-fill vacancies

17 November 2021

The latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO), produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals that 47% of employers' have vacancies that are hard to fill, while 27% expect the number of such vacancies to increase in the next six months.

Food charity criticises school dinners

17 November 2021

Bite Back 2030, a charity founded by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, has issued a report aiming to give students’ views on the standard of school meals.