Trade agreements during the transition period

31 January 2020

Although the UK formally left the EU at 11pm on 31 January 2020, it then entered into a transition period which will run until 1 January 2021 during which time it will remain subject to EU legislation.

Free period products for all schools and colleges

31 January 2020

A new scheme announced by the Department for Education (DfE) is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period.

A quarter of employees believe bullying and harassment is overlooked

30 January 2020

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on organisations to train managers to be more effective at managing conflict at work, following concerns that a quarter of employees think tough issues like bullying and harassment are “swept under the carpet” in their organisations.

Approval for neonicotinoid thiacloprid not to be extended

30 January 2020

The European Commission has decided not to renew approval of the neonicotinoid thiacloprid after assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) considered the insecticide to be harmful to health and the environment.