COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant

3 April 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has promised that England’s buses “will continue to serve those who rely on them” thanks to a funding boost totalling £397 million for vital bus operators.

Coventry scraps its plans for a clean air zone

3 April 2020

Hauliers have been expressing concerns about plans to introduce clean air zones (CAZs) into cities across the country for several months. They seem to have finally seen some good news, however, as, in what the Road Haulage Association (RHA) describes as a victory for common sense, Coventry has decided not to go ahead with its planned clean air zone (CAZ).

Temporary changes to Driver CPC requirement

3 April 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, temporary changes have been announced to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training to continue to drive.

DSE advice for temp home workers

3 April 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new advice on display screen equipment (DSE) work for those working from home on a temporary basis during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK implements amended Posted Workers Directive

3 April 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suggested that the current coronavirus crisis will make it impossible to conclude trade negotiations with the UK within Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s schedule.

COVID-19 and trade

3 April 2020

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a dedicated webpage to help governments, business, the media and the public track the latest information on trade-related responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Education Secretary’s instructions to Ofqual

3 April 2020

In the context of the coronavirus crisis, a direction has been sent by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about calculating summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results.