Progress on Building Safety Regulator

28 October 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced it is seeking a Chief Inspector of Buildings to head up its new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

Kent Access Permit will be needed at UK-EU border

28 October 2020

As part of its preparations for the end of the transition period, the Government has published an updated Border Operating Model, providing further detail on how the GB-EU border will work and the actions that traders and hauliers need to take.

Multilateral Agreement M330 ― driver training

27 October 2020

Ireland has initiated Multilateral Agreement M330 concerning driver training certificates in accordance with 8.2.2.8.2 of ADR and safety adviser certificates in accordance with 1.8.3.7 of ADR. The multilateral agreement M330 expires on 1 March 2021 and has been signed by Slovakia, France, and Czechia.

Get ready for the VAT reverse charge

27 October 2020

We reported in August 2019 on changes to the way VAT on construction supplies to or from other VAT-registered businesses were to be charged and accounted for (see Get ready for VAT reverse charges for construction services).