Futureproofing the post-pandemic workforce

6 May 2021

New ways of working introduced during the pandemic offer opportunities for both employers and staff, according to a report produced by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Barclays LifeSkills.

16th ATP to CLP published

6 May 2021

The 16th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) has been adopted under the new procedures for adoption of delegated acts.

Authorisation 970 and Authorisation 971 revoked

6 May 2021

Authorisation 970 and Authorisation 971 have been revoked now that the Scottish Qualifications Agency (SQA) are able to access their office to resume business critical activities, for example, the production and printing of certificates.

Report finds occupational diseases on decline in UK and EU

6 May 2021

Eurostat data has found that between 2013 and 2018, the index for the total number of people recognised as having an occupational disease declined by 14% across the EU (including the UK data for that period, but excluding Germany, Greece and Portugal).

Ikea back on board with Living Wage rates

5 May 2021

In March, we reported that Ikea was refusing to introduce the new Real Living Wage (RLW) rate of £9.50 an hour (an increase of 20p on the previous rate) (see Ikea could be stripped of living wage employer status).