Comply with UK REACH IT system goes live

18 January 2021

Businesses that make, sell or distribute chemicals in Great Britain are now required to follow the UK’s new domestic chemicals regulations including UK REACH.

Waste classification guidance updated

14 January 2021

Following the end of the UK’s transition period to exit the EU, the Government has updated its technical guidance document on the classification of wastes.

Employment rights after Brexit

7 January 2021

When the 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK finally completed its slow withdrawal from the European Union with, at the last possible moment, a trade deal setting out at least part of their future relationship.

Outdated Covid-secure rules could put workers at risk

6 January 2021

Essential workers and those who cannot work from home could be at risk from workplace safety rules that have not been updated since March 2020 and which do not take account of new Covid-19 strains or new scientific knowledge about how the virus is spread.

Second Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in the UK

5 January 2021

The Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by the MHRA, and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued updated advice recommending that as many people as possible in high-risk groups be given their first vaccine dose.