Imports rebounding but exports remain flat

21 January 2022

The UK trade figures for November 2021 have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and show that imports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £2.0 billion (4.9%) while exports of goods, excluding precious metals, decreased by £0.3 billion (1.0%).

London Mayor calls for Construction Worker Temporary Visa scheme

21 January 2022

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the Government to create a temporary visa scheme for construction workers to alleviate what he described as the debilitating double impact of Brexit and the pandemic on the building industry.

Free bus travel for under-22s in Scotland

20 January 2022

With a focus on children and young people who need to make essential journeys, applications are now open for all five to 21 year-olds living in Scotland to access free bus travel.