Natasha’s Law now in effect

5 October 2021

Since 1 October 2021, new UK legislation has required all food outlets to provide full ingredient lists, with allergenic ingredients emphasised (for example in bold, italics or a different colour), on pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) food.

Business reacts to Government driver shortage measures

4 October 2021

Following sustained pressure from the haulage industry and others, the Government finally agreed to introduce a short-term visa system to allow EU drivers to return to the UK at the same time as it acted to improve training and testing for local people trying to qualify as drivers.

Drivers’ hours relaxation extended through October

4 October 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) introduction of a temporary relaxation of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules from 12 July until 8 August was recently extended until the end of September with trade union, Unite, reporting that the Government was planning on take it even further.

Get ready to use EORI numbers in SPIRE

4 October 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has warned that the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) will introduce the mandatory inclusion of EORI numbers on most licence applications and registrations in the next few weeks.

Ensuring fairness in summer 2022 exams

4 October 2021

While students will sit GCSE, A and AS level exams next year, the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have confirmed that there will be adaptations to recognise the disruption to their education.

Scotland consults on becoming a Fair Work nation

4 October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation into proposals that, by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world leading working life where Fair Work drives wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses and society.