Call to improve workplace controls to combat Covid variant

19 January 2021

While making a workplace Covid secure, as far as is reasonably practicable, is the legal responsibility of employers, some have struggled to implement appropriate measures to restrict the potential for occupational exposure to the virus.

New guidance on vitamin D and care homes

19 January 2021

As a free, one-off four-month supply of daily vitamin D supplements is being delivered directly to residential and nursing care homes from January 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued new guidance for care providers on its use.

Space tech investment to help drive green economy

19 January 2021

The Government has announced funding for five new space technology projects to make buildings more energy efficient, reduce carbon emissions from ships and develop land use classification maps to improve agriculture.

Brexit could cost UK exporters billions

19 January 2021

UK exporters could face a Brexit bill worth as much as £25 billion in lost revenues in 2021, according to a new report by leading trade credit insurer Euler Hermes.

More countries require HGV drivers to have Covid test

19 January 2021

Drivers of vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have been warned that several EU Member States have introduced Covid-19 testing requirements for hauliers with the rules being different in each country.

Union claims that lorry drivers in Kent are being persecuted

19 January 2021

Lorry drivers in Kent are being fined and prevented from resting by Kent County Council, despite parking provisions provided by authorities to deal with post-Brexit delays being “woefully inadequate”, Unite the union has claimed.