Government launches UK-wide antibody surveillance programme

31 August 2021

Thousands of adults will be given daily free access to antibody tests through a new national surveillance programme launched by the UK Health Security Agency (HSA), to help improve understanding of immunity against Covid-19 from vaccination and infection.

Learners and employers should benefit from new courses

26 August 2021

Delivered by the Office for Students, a new competition will fund up to 20 successful bids from higher education providers to trial short courses aimed at boosting skills and getting more people into work.

Small businesses urged to cut carbon emissions

25 August 2021

UK Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP, has sent a letter to industry sectors encouraging smaller businesses to cut emissions in half by 2030 and commit to net zero by 2050.

Demand for workers will remain high into the autumn

25 August 2021

In the three months to July, employers’ confidence in their ability to hire new staff and make investment decisions remained high at +29, just below the previous rolling quarter’s record high, according to data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Green transition loans for UK fossil fuel industry

23 August 2021

The government has agreed the UK’s first state-backed green transition loan to help fossil fuel industries capitalise on net zero opportunities, with the first ever loan awarded to engineering and consultancy firm Wood Group (an Aberdeen-based engineering and energy consultancy business).