Workplace fatality statistics for 2019/20

2 July 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its latest annual statistics for work-related fatalities, which show that 111 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2019 and March 2020.

Exports expected to take a major Covid-19 hit

30 June 2020

UK exports could be down by as much as £50 billion as a result of the global economic slowdown caused by Covid-19, according to new research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Government orders local lockdown in Leicester

30 June 2020

With the city having recorded 10% of all positive coronavirus cases in the country over the past week, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the UK's first full local lockdown will be applied in Leicester.

UKEF puts billions into support for UK exports

29 June 2020

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has published its results for 2019 to 2020 showing that it provided £4.4 billion in support for UK exports, helping companies trade with 69 countries.

Commission launches major EU trade policy review

26 June 2020

The European Commission has invited views from the European Parliament and Member States in an attempt to build a consensus around a fresh medium-term direction for EU trade policy.

MPs call for political leadership and flexibility in EU deal

25 June 2020

A cross-party report, agreed unanimously by Parliament’s Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, has warned the Government that it must prepare for the possibility of no agreement with the EU being reached. This should include what support it intends to give to sectors that would be particularly affected, eg, by the introduction of tariffs on certain products.