Radical changes to work needed as Britain ages

18 March 2019

The Centre for Ageing Better has published a new report which calls for a major rethink of a range of factors — including work — as Britain undergoes “a radical demographic shift” as people live longer.

Ofcom Code of Practice for broadband speeds, in force

6 March 2019

A new Ofcom Code of Practice on broadband speeds came into force on 1 March. The Code is part of Ofcom’s work to promote fairness for customers, ensuring that people get a fair deal and are treated well by their communications providers.

Drivers flouting mobile phone and seatbelt laws

19 February 2019

The road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has called for a crackdown on drivers breaking phone and seatbelt laws. The call follows the publication of a new Department for Transport survey that reveals the scale of criminal non-compliance in the UK.

Energy price caps to rise in April

15 February 2019

The energy regulator, Ofgem, has announced that the price cap for customers on default tariffs will increase by £117–£1254 per year from 1 April for the six-month “summer” price cap period. The price cap for prepayment meter customers will increase by £106–£1242 per year for the same period.

Safer, driverless cars by 2021?

13 February 2019

The Government has unveiled its plans for fully self-driving cars to be on the UK’s roads by 2021, in a move which could potentially affect the operation and safety of a wide range of vehicle-based businesses, including taxi services, couriers and transportation companies.