Pingdemic forces early years providers to close

6 August 2021

More than four in ten early years settings in England have had to fully or partially close at least once since 1 June due to self-isolation rules, according to a survey by the Early Years Alliance.

Government urged to review role of PDRs

5 August 2021

The Government should pause any further extensions of permitted development rights (PDRs) for change of use to residential and conduct a review of the role of such PDRs in the wider planning system.

Heathrow could help to deliver a “trade bonanza”

4 August 2021

Non-EU trade could potentially increase by 20% over the next five years, from nearly £473 billion in 2019 to £570 billion in 2025, according to new research carried out by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR).

Chemical company fined after worker suffered chemical burns

4 August 2021

Granville Oil & Chemical Company Ltd, manufacturers of quality motor oils, automotive chemicals and workshop ancillaries, has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered chemical burns to both arms and one leg.

Consultation on administrative changes to COMAH

4 August 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on a series of administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) to take into account the dissolution of Public Health England (PHE).