Competence: the key to building safety

27 May 2021

Competence of all who provide services and products throughout the life of a building is the key to achieving the level of safety that occupants are entitled to expect.

Strong demand leads to construction product shortages

27 May 2021

Activity in the UK construction sector, already high at the start of the year, has been very robust and picked up sharply from the beginning of March with new housing and repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) leading the way.

Protection from detriment in health and safety cases

27 May 2021

Workers cannot be subjected to a detriment by their employer for leaving or refusing to return to their workplace or for taking steps to protect themselves in circumstances of danger which the workers reasonably believe to be serious and imminent.

CBI sets out new UK economic strategy

27 May 2021

Following the shocks of Brexit and Covid-19, and in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow. The CBI has issued what it describes as a landmark economic plan seeking to establish a competitive, dynamic and future-focused UK.

Directors gloomy about future trade with EU

27 May 2021

After almost five months of familiarisation with the post-Brexit arrangements, 40% of Institute of Directors (IoD) members that trade with the EU expect their annual trade with the Union to decrease compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Highways England release video of HGV offences

26 May 2021

Highways England has issued recent footage, taken on the M40 by Warwickshire Police, capturing one of over 21,000 offences recorded by officers in the Operation Tramline HGV cabs since the national safety initiative was launched six years ago.

UK consults on new approach to US tariffs

26 May 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a review of tariffs against the United States in response to an ongoing trade conflict concerning steel and aluminium.

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2021

26 May 2021

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced new advisory fuel rates that can be used by employers paying employees a business mileage when driving an employer-provided car. These rates can also be used when charging employees for fuel provided for private miles and ordinary commuting.