Government hails boost in trade with South Korea

13 January 2022

According to the Department for International Trade (DIT), Government-backed trade shows in South Korea have helped UK businesses raise tens of millions of pounds in the last 12 months.

Input sought on CIPD Code of Conduct review

13 January 2022

All those working in HR, or associated with the sector, are being encouraged to take part in a review of its Code of Conduct being carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Amended PPE Regulations extend protection to workers

13 January 2022

Coming into effect on 6 April 2022, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/8) amend the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER 1992).

Covid blamed for failure to meet recycling targets

13 January 2022

Recycling rates for England’s household waste fell in 2020 because of pressure on the system from the Covid pandemic. But construction and demolition waste recovery are improving, according to latest data published by Defra.

Patient Safety Commissioner to be appointed

12 January 2022

The Government has announced that it intends to proceed with the proposals to recruit a Patient Safety Commissioner, following a public consultation between June and August 2021 regarding the appointment and operation of the new role.

GP numbers continue to decline

12 January 2022

Latest GP workforce data have shown the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs in England is continuing to drop.