Updated Government advice on face coverings

14 May 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced new advice on face coverings, suggesting the public should consider using them on public transport and in shops to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Trade Credit Insurance guaranteed during pandemic

13 May 2020

Businesses with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) and who are experiencing difficulties maintaining cover due to the coronavirus pandemic are to get support from the Government.

COVID-19 deaths — proof the virus is an occupational disease?

13 May 2020

New figures published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) linking coronavirus deaths to people’s jobs, have prompted some experts to argue the data is proof that the coronavirus is an occupational disease while others have claimed the figures speak to Britain’s “social class divide”.

New UK provider of electronic consignment notes

12 May 2020

The rules for transporting goods internationally are covered by the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods, known as the CMR (Convention relative au contrat de transport international de Marchandises par Route).

Government puts cash behind getting people to bike to work

12 May 2020

When the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the way out of the current lockdown, he left a lot of detail to be explained later but was clear on one aspect — the use of public transport in the near future must be severely curtailed.

Government publishes its COVID-19 recovery strategy

12 May 2020

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the nation on Sunday evening (see “Prime Minister sets out cautious and conditional plan”) there was some criticism that his description of the way out of lockdown lacked clarity and detail.

Government issues guides to working safely during COVID-19

12 May 2020

In its plan for gradually moving the country out of lockdown (see “Government publishes its COVID-19 recovery strategy”), the Government mentioned that it would be producing guides to help employers, employees and the self-employed to work safely during the pandemic.