Call on Prime Ministerial candidates to end asbestos deaths

12 August 2022

We reported recently on the Government’s decision to reject recommendations by a leading Parliamentary committee with regard to setting a deadline to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings (see MPs call for more action on asbestos management).

Peers call for continuation of Northern Ireland Protocol grace periods

11 August 2022

The European Commission is said to be watching the passage of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill through Parliament with growing concern as it believes that the proposed legislation will allow the UK to unilaterally alter the requirements of the Protocol with regard to trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Demand for staff and starting salaries continue to rise

11 August 2022

With rising fuel and energy prices, inflation and labour shortages hurting employer confidence, the latest UK Report on Jobs survey from KPMG and REC (the Recruitment and Employment Confederation) registered the slowest increases in both permanent staff appointments and temp billings for 17 months.

Employers must prepare for a warmer future

11 August 2022

After last month’s record-breaking temperatures and with more hot weather expected in mid-August, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asking employers to ensure that extreme heat becomes part of their long-term planning.

Plans to streamline UK driver licensing

11 August 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a call for evidence into a range of options it is considering, “to help more people access well-paid jobs in haulage” as part of its ongoing work to tackle the driver shortage, support new haulage jobs and bolster the UK supply chain.

Guidance on new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

11 August 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have issued updated guidance for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the rented sectors.

Hydrogen refuelling service stations for HGVs

10 August 2022

Aiming to serve key roads in the north of England, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business has announced its partnership with Exelby Services to develop hydrogen refuelling stations at its Coneygarth and Golden Fleece service station locations along the A1(M) and M6 motorways.