Construction apprenticeship starts drop by almost half

26 June 2019

The recently published findings of an independent review into post-18 education highlighted that, in Germany, 20% of 25-year-olds hold a higher technical qualification, while the figure in the UK is just 4%.

Welcome for new allergen labelling law

26 June 2019

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has welcomed new allergen labelling laws to help protect the UK’s two million people living with food allergies.

Holidays are good for workers’ hearts

26 June 2019

Researchers have provided scientific evidence that it’s possible to reduce the risk of heart disease simply by getting out of the office and taking a holiday.

Occupational road risk — leadership needed

25 June 2019

A managing director has called for leadership on managing occupational road risk (MORR) in order to manage down the fatalities and casualties which take place on the UK’s roads every day.

Bladder cancer cluster identified at former landfill site

24 June 2019

The Scottish Government has announced an independent review of work-related health conditions at a high school campus following concerns over a reported bladder cancer cluster — four teachers with the condition — who campaigners say developed cancer as a result of working on the former landfill site.

Plain packaging for sweets, crisps, sugary drinks

21 June 2019

A think-tank says manufacturers of all confectionery, crisps and sugary drinks should be made to use plain wrappers on their products — in the same way that the packaging on tobacco products and cigarettes is restricted.

New legislation for business rates bills

21 June 2019

New legislation has been introduced to Parliament which is intended to ensure that business rates bills in England will more accurately reflect the current values of properties in future. The legislation has been drafted as a response to calls from businesses for more frequent revaluations which will produce more up-to-date bills.