Changes to the Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations

19 August 2022

The Dangerous Goods team at the Department for Transport (DfT) has created a video to explain the requirement for consignor only companies involved in the carriage of dangerous goods to appoint a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) by no later than 31 December 2022.

Pluses outweigh minuses for most workers on zero-hour contracts

18 August 2022

Although research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that workers on zero-hours contracts report better work-life balance and wellbeing than other workers, it argues that improved enforcement of employment rights is needed to protect those who are treated unfairly.

Huge increase in lorry driving tests

18 August 2022

Official statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carried out 74% more lorry driving tests between 1 January and 31 March 2022 (26,391) compared to the same period in 2020 (15,194).

A world in crisis needs both trade and aid

18 August 2022

The heads of three international agencies that comprise the Geneva trade hub — the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) — have come together to argue that “a world in crisis means no more business as usual”.

Lack of progress on closing attainment gap

18 August 2022

New research has found that education inequalities have barely changed over the last 20 years and are likely to increase following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supply of accessible homes to receive a boost

18 August 2022

With the Government confirming plans to raise the accessibility standard, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has said that new homes will be more accessible for older and disabled people.