All lockdown restrictions could be lifted by 21 June

22 February 2021

Arguing that it is impossible to totally eliminate the threat of Covid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his plan for lifting the current lockdown, balancing continued caution with the need to restore freedoms and boost the economy.

DHSC reports good news from NHS Test and Trace

22 February 2021

According to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Test and Trace has maintained its strong start to the year, reaching more than 270,000 people in the latest reporting week with over 2.9 million people tested.

Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat launched

22 February 2021

The Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS) has launched and will operate until later in the year when the proposed Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is expected to be established.

Guidance on RoHS exemptions

22 February 2021

The Government has published guidance on how exemptions may be granted for manufacturers, importers or distributers of electrical and electronic equipment if their use of the restricted hazardous substances (RoHS) meets one or more of the criteria.

Firms fined due to unsafe asbestos removal

22 February 2021

Samer Constructions Ltd and Swift Property Management MCR Ltd have both been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during a refurbishment of a former office block in Stockport.

Exemption criteria for electrical and electronic equipment

18 February 2021

Anyone who manufactures, imports or distributes electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for the Great Britain market is responsible for ensuring that levels of certain hazardous substances and chemicals are not exceeded.