Bus charity concerned about Covid recovery funding

25 January 2022

The chief executive of the Passenger Transport charity Bus Users, Claire Walters, has written an open letter to Sharon Maddix, Deputy Director Local Transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) to raise concerns over potentially devastating cuts to bus services planned to coincide with the end of Covid recovery funding.

Restrictions eased in Scotland but working from home to stay

25 January 2022

The Scottish Government has followed England and Wales in lifting many of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic (see Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue in Wales and Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A).

CBI sets up UK-Swiss Bilateral Trade and Investment Council

25 January 2022

Anticipating that government talks with Switzerland on a free trade agreement (FTA) will re-open this year, the CBI has joined forces with economiesuisse to create a Bilateral Trade and Investment Council aimed at improving the terms of the agreement.

Get ready for changes to the Highway Code

25 January 2022

Road safety charities have warned that insufficient publicity has been given to the changes but the revised version of the Highway Code is set to come into force on 29 January 2022.

Spotlight on building safety

25 January 2022

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has welcomed two recent building safety publications.

Full legal status for environmental watchdog

25 January 2022

The new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has finally been granted full legal powers to hold government and public authorities to account over their environmental responsibilities.