Residents will watch over the new Building Safety Regulator

11 October 2021

Residents are to be given an ongoing voice to help shape the work of the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) in England. As part of planned building safety reforms, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be the new BSR.

Proving originating status and claiming a reduced rate of Customs Duty

11 October 2021

We reported recently that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had produced a series of guides relating to originating status of goods and preferential tariff treatment under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) (see HMRC sets out rules for moving goods between UK and EU).

More support needed to deliver zero emission bus strategy

11 October 2021

Local and central government representatives, bus manufacturers, transport operators and energy providers recently came together to discuss how to speed up the introduction of zero emission buses across the country.

Changes to rules on childcare ratios reported

8 October 2021

The Government plans to relax childcare ratios so that individual staff members can look after an increased number of children, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Launch of the UK Anaphylaxis Registry

8 October 2021

We reported recently that new UK legislation requires all food outlets to provide full ingredient lists, with allergenic ingredients emphasised (see Natasha’s Law now in effect).

National Insurance increases will hit hiring

8 October 2021

Almost one-third (31%) of members of the Institute of Directors (IoD) expect the new Health and Social Care Levy to result in them employing fewer people in their businesses, given that it will be funded through higher rates of tax levied on National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend payouts.

Courts and prisons are going green

8 October 2021

Courts and tribunals across England and Wales are to receive funding to reduce energy consumption as part of a multi-million package to reduce emissions across the criminal justice system.