Thousands of hauliers are at risk of going bust as many parts of the supply chain have ground to a halt during lockdown with 83% reporting volumes as significantly reduced while 22% have no orders at all.
As Britain begins the return to work process, the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has issued a reminder on important post-lockdown safety issues in the interests of avoiding injuries and fatalities at a time when businesses and plants are now restarting after the unprecedented shutdown period.
Britain’s biggest road-building project is opening for traffic eight months ahead of schedule, Highways England has announced, with the last of the 24/7 roadworks having been removed from the A14 (Cambridge to Huntingdon).
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.
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”.
The Government’s new guidance for employers is based on five safe working principles, to help businesses get back up and running and British workers safely return to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement to the House of Commons that will have come as a huge relief to thousands of businesses across the country, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the coronavirus furlough scheme to the end of October.
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).
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.