EU proposes new Generalised Scheme of Preferences

27 September 2021

When it was a member of the European Union, the UK applied the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), a scheme whereby trade preferences were given to developing nations.

First prosecution to arise from Covid spot check

27 September 2021

When inspectors decided to carry out a Covid spot check at a site in Manchester, they found more than they had bargained for, with multiple health and safety issues as well as issues regarding the coronavirus.

Ofsted to review two education catch-up reforms

27 September 2021

The educational standards regulator has been asked by the Government to carry out an independent review of two key catch-up reforms: tutoring and teachers’ professional development.

CMA issues final warning over greenwashing

27 September 2021

The Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) warns businesses they have until the New Year to make sure their environmental claims comply with the law.

Most UK businesses concerned about impact of labour shortages

27 September 2021

While a net balance of 50% of firms are expecting to expand their workforce in the next year, the latest CBI and Pertemps Network annual survey has found that 76% are reporting access to labour as a threat to the UK’s labour market competitiveness.

Government urged to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting

24 September 2021

Just 13 FTSE 100 companies currently report their ethnicity pay gap, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has highlighted as it calls on the Government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting for all large employers from April 2023.

Office for the Internal Market opens for business

24 September 2021

The UK’s Office for the Internal Market (OIM) has officially launched and is calling on businesses to report any issues relating to trading across different areas of the UK.

Driving hours relaxation set to be extended?

24 September 2021

According to a leading trade union, the Government is planning a technical consultation on continuing the current relaxation on driving hours from Monday 4 October until Sunday 23 January.