Call for more clarity on lifting Covid restrictions

12 July 2021

Business groups and unions are separately telling the Government that it needs to be much clearer in its messaging about what happens with regard to safety measures on public transport and in the workplace after “Freedom Day” on 19 July.

Regulator warns that EEE exemption is set to expire

9 July 2021

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued an alert to those affected by the rules on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) and who are involved in placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the market.

New guidance on right to work checks

8 July 2021

In advance of changes which were introduced on 1 July to the way citizens from European Economic Area (EEA) countries must demonstrate their right to work in the UK, the Home Office issued new guidance for employers.

First home scheme targets key workers

8 July 2021

The First Homes scheme aims to support local people who are struggling to afford market prices in their area but want to stay in the communities where they live and work.

Still more than 140 people killed at work last year

8 July 2021

With the average annual number of workers killed at work over the five years 2016/17 to 2020/21 being 136, the provisional data showing that 142 were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21 is broadly in step with recent trends.

Changes ahead for fully vaccinated adults and for schoolchildren

7 July 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s statement about changes to be introduced from 19 July (see Prime Minister sets out end of most Covid-19 rules in England), the Government has issued more details of what can be expected in the next few weeks.