Information on annual test exemptions

9 December 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced new ways to help transport operators to get information about the current state of play with regard to MOT exemptions.

Delay in HSE prosecution following fatal wall collapse

9 December 2020

At an inquest in November 2018 into the deaths of five men following a scrapyard wall collapse in 2016, their families rejected the accidental death verdict, arguing that they had been unlawfully killed.

New GMC guidance on consent now in effect

8 December 2020

The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued updated guidance setting out good practice principles for making decisions about care, from the treatment of minor conditions to major interventions with significant risks or side effects.

2020 IMDG Code delayed

8 December 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 will be released in early 2021.

Covid-19 added to Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme

8 December 2020

While emphasising that no safety concerns have been reported in clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccines authorised for use, the Government has nevertheless decided to take the precautionary step of adding them to the Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme (VDPS).