70% of drivers in the UK denied access to loos

26 November 2020

A survey by a trade union has found that 70% of professional drivers in the UK are routinely being denied access to toilets during working hours and that the initial Covid lockdown earlier this year made the situation even worse.

Plastic packaging tax confirmed for 2022

26 November 2020

The government is moving forward with a new tax targeting virgin plastic. Taking effect in April 2022, the tax will apply to the production and import of all predominantly plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled plastic.

UKEF signs export partnership with the UAE

26 November 2020

In a bid to strengthen trade cooperation and boost investment, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has signed a cooperation agreement with its counterpart in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Etihad Credit Agency (ECI).

Return to tiers as England’s lockdown ends

26 November 2020

With the current national lockdown in England set to end on 2 December, the Prime Minister has already confirmed a return to the three tier system (see Prime Minister unveils his Covid Winter Plan.).