Have your say on 2021 exam replacement

21 January 2021

We reported recently that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson had contacted Ofqual with regard to his decision to replace normal examinations in the year ahead (see “Exchange of letters on alternative arrangements for exams in 2021”).

Temporary relaxation of retained EU drivers’ hours rules

21 January 2021

In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry due to the continued consequences of the pandemic, the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced new measures coming into force as a matter of urgency.

Preparing for International Operations

21 January 2021

Hauliers who move goods through a port in the UK and who plan to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service will need to register for the service in order to get their goods through customs.

UK adopts GB CLP Regulation

20 January 2021

The classification of chemicals placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) are now regulated by the GB Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation, known as GB CLP.

Cervical screening attendance drops during pandemic

20 January 2021

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, which organised the event, is highlighting how the number of women attending smear tests has dropped over the last two decades and is likely to have fallen further during the pandemic.

UK nations sign up to new Rare Disease Framework

20 January 2021

The UK nations have signed up to a new Rare Disease Framework to speed up diagnosis, increase awareness and improve treatment and care of rare diseases, such as Huntington’s disease or cystic fibrosis.