Global trade in plastics tops $1 trillion each year

10 March 2021

Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) has explained where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.

Employers should encourage staff to have the vaccine

4 March 2021

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published practical guidance for employers to help them to understand their responsibilities towards staff and support them as the vaccine rollout continues.

Nearly zero energy requirements for new buildings

4 March 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has issued a circular letter informing building control bodies about how to meet nearly zero energy buildings requirements for new buildings.

Code of practice for property flood resilience

4 March 2021

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, has published Guidance on the Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience (C790B) together with Making your Property More Flood Resilient— How the Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience Can Help (C790C).

Budget 2021: jabs, jobs and jump-starting growth

3 March 2021

Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.