The cost of childcare in England

23 May 2022

The amount of money that working parents are having to pay for childcare has returned to the headlines as the cost of living crisis deepens, and the Government has agreed that it is an area it wants to address.

Unusual outbreak sees 20 cases of rare monkeypox infection in UK

23 May 2022

Mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa, and first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970, monkeypox has suddenly appeared in 14 countries with, for the first time, the virus being found in people with no clear connection to the usual countries of origin.

Raising pay to attract new talent cannot be sustained

20 May 2022

While the most common response made in the past six months by employers with hard-to-fill vacancies has been to increase pay (44%), only 27% of organisations plan to raise wages in response to recruitment difficulties in the future.

18th ATP to CLP published

20 May 2022

The 18th 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.

Warning that new legislation will create problems for fire risk assessment

20 May 2022

The commencement of the Fire Safety Act 2021 has brought a strong message from the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) as it warned that fire risk assessors, together with the building owners and safety managers who employ them, face additional challenges in satisfying new legal requirements to meet fire safety competency standards.