New enforcement powers to protect cyclists in London

24 June 2022

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it will begin issuing fines to motor vehicles caught driving within or crossing the white lines of cycle lanes that are marked by a solid white line and cycle tracks on its Road Network (TLRN) from 27 June 2022.

Trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council

24 June 2022

The Government has published its response to the feedback it received when it launched a consultation in October 2021 asking for comments on which aspects of the UK’s current trading arrangements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) it should look to improve or amend.

Childcare fees have increased by nearly half

23 June 2022

Cost of living increases are leading most news bulletins with the emphasis on fuel, food and energy. Now the TUC has put the spotlight on another rising cost — childcare — with the warning that many parents with pre-school children are caught in a “catch 22”.

No easing of professional indemnity insurance restrictions

23 June 2022

In April we reported on what the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) described as the sector’s growing professional indemnity (PI) insurance crisis (see Industry views sought on professional indemnity insurance crisis).

HGVs must be laden for MOT testing

23 June 2022

With vehicle braking performance comprising such an important part of the annual test (MOT), the DVSA is reminding all operators that they must bring HGVs to test with a load.

Traders urged to move immediately to Customs Declaration Service

23 June 2022

We reported earlier this year that VAT-registered businesses importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and the EU had been warned of forthcoming changes to the UK’s customs systems (see Customs Declaration Service set to replace CHIEF).

Teaching School Hubs to become main providers of AB services

23 June 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation with regard to its proposed reforms to the appropriate body (AB) sector, seeking views on the transitional period, the roles of the AB and the value of formal assessment in statutory teacher induction.