London Mayor visits Yorkshire electric bus factory

28 May 2021

In one of the first acts of his new term in office, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has visited a Yorkshire company currently providing 67 electric buses operating in London’s fleet, with the delivery of 30 more in progress.

Protecting teleworkers’ safety and health

28 May 2021

The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the Covid-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems, according to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

Directors gloomy about future trade with EU

27 May 2021

After almost five months of familiarisation with the post-Brexit arrangements, 40% of Institute of Directors (IoD) members that trade with the EU expect their annual trade with the Union to decrease compared with pre-pandemic levels.

CBI sets out new UK economic strategy

27 May 2021

Following the shocks of Brexit and Covid-19, and in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow. The CBI has issued what it describes as a landmark economic plan seeking to establish a competitive, dynamic and future-focused UK.

Protection from detriment in health and safety cases

27 May 2021

Workers cannot be subjected to a detriment by their employer for leaving or refusing to return to their workplace or for taking steps to protect themselves in circumstances of danger which the workers reasonably believe to be serious and imminent.

Strong demand leads to construction product shortages

27 May 2021

Activity in the UK construction sector, already high at the start of the year, has been very robust and picked up sharply from the beginning of March with new housing and repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) leading the way.

Competence: the key to building safety

27 May 2021

Competence of all who provide services and products throughout the life of a building is the key to achieving the level of safety that occupants are entitled to expect.