Economic recovery depending on temporary workers

17 September 2020

The UK Report on Jobs survey conducted by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG shows a renewed upturn in hiring activity in August as more parts of the economy reopened following easing of coronavirus restrictions.

New funding will help kick-start building of new homes

17 September 2020

Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew has announced that the Government is boosting its Land Release Fund (LRF) and the One Public Estate (OPE) programme with an additional £30 million to help release surplus land for housing.

Voluntary calorie guidelines for food industry

17 September 2020

The Government has outlined new voluntary calorie guidelines for the food industry to help tackle national obesity, with the goal of reducing excessive calories in everyday foods by up to 20% by 2024.

Will Brexit stockpiling boost freight figures in Q4?

17 September 2020

Port freight statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) for the second quarter of the year (Q2) show that the total volume of freight tonnage decreased by 18% to 96.1 million tonnes.

Government responds to UK internal market consultation

17 September 2020

We reported in July that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was seeking views on the Government’s white paper on protecting the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market (see Views sought on UK internal market).

Will Brexit freight system be ready on time?

17 September 2020

According to Logistics UK, it has been told that the Government’s much anticipated SMART Freight system is unlikely to be ready by the end of the year, with the BETA version only anticipated for launch in mid-December.