NLW will rise to £9.50 in April 2022

26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.

Achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings

26 October 2021

The Scottish Government has published its Heat in Buildings Strategy, which sets out the pathway for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from homes and buildings across the country by more than two-thirds by 2030.

HSE warns of the dangers of wheeled loading shovels

26 October 2021

Widely used in the waste and recycling sector, wheeled loading shovels have been involved in nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years. Six of these occurred in the waste and recycling sector, with the remainder when moving wood chip.

Renewed request for PM to tackle driver shortage

26 October 2021

The headlines may now have moved on to COP26, the climate crisis and the possibility of the Government introducing “Plan B” restrictions to cope with increased Covid infections but the haulage industry is keen to remind others that the driver shortage problem has not yet been solved.

Urgent action needed to address bus driver shortages

26 October 2021

In recent months the headlines have focused on the lack of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers but transport charity Bus Users UK has highlighted that there is also a significant problem in the passenger transport sector.

Government gives £162.5 million to attract care workers

26 October 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a new workforce retention and recruitment fund of £162.5 million, available until the end of March 2022, to help hire tens of thousands of care workers.

Consultations ending on VCOD and free PPE extension for health and care

26 October 2021

Following the Government’s decision that Covid-19 vaccination is required of people entering a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered adult care home unless exempt, the consultation on whether such vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) should be extended to other health and care settings for Covid-19 and flu came to an end on 22 October.