Budget 2021: jabs, jobs and jump-starting growth

3 March 2021

Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.

More employers sign up to rapid testing

3 March 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has welcomed the fact that dozens of public and private sector employers are now offering rapid testing to those without Covid symptoms.

UK may struggle to move away from EU rules and regulations

3 March 2021

A research body looking into the changing relationship between the UK and the European Union has highlighted a number of constraints and pressures that are likely to limit the latitude for regulatory divergence on the part of the UK.

Views sought on locally-led reorganisation of local government

3 March 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a public consultation after councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset submitted proposals for reorganisation in their area by creating a single tier of local government.

First bus operator to invest in new bridge alert technology

3 March 2021

In November 2020, Croner-i reported that Network Rail had relaunched its bridge strike campaign and revealed that Watling Street bridge on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, had been struck 25 times in the previous year (see “Operators warned about bridge strikes”).