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.
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.
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.
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.
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.