Live test of EU exit contingency plans on M20

8 December 2020

Plans to keep traffic moving in Kent in the event of cross-Channel disruption following the end of the transition period will undergo a live test in the next few days.

Poison centres portal — Member States update

8 December 2020

There are currently seven poison centres accepting notifications through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) portal. Norway along with Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia, to accept poison centre notifications through ECHA’s submission portal.

SCIP database 50 000 notifications already!

8 December 2020

The SCIP database was launched in October 2020 and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have reported that after just one month over 50 000 notifications have been made.

EU plans new Strategic Framework for health and safety at work

8 December 2020

With the EU seemingly determined to ensure that the UK sticks close to its employment standards after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, it may be useful to examine its plans for a new Strategic Framework on health and safety at work.

London cranes tell a depressing story

8 December 2020

The construction of new offices in central London has declined by half (50%) in six months, according to Deloitte Real Estate’s latest London Office Crane Survey.

Government consults on non-compete and exclusivity clauses

8 December 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched two consultations seeking views on, firstly, options to reform post-termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment and, secondly, on extending the ban on exclusivity clauses in contracts of employment.

Patients for Covid-19 vaccine to be individually approved by GP

8 December 2020

NHS England has said each patient is to be given an individual assessment by a GPs before they receive a Covid-19 vaccination, and GPs will take full clinical responsibility for all vaccinations delivered by non-prescribers until a national protocol is agreed.

Theme park fined after child seriously injured

7 December 2020

Following an incident where a child was thrown from its Twister ride in May 2019, Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd has been fined £333,344 and ordered to pay costs of £16,183.