According to International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, the UK and Canada have locked in their existing trading relationship, worth £20 billion, and agreed to begin negotiating a new and more ambitious trade deal as early as next year.
A consensus statement on the best approach to reduce occupational risk for workers, including those of ethnic minority groups, has been issued by Public Health England (PHE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).
In March, we reported on a consultation launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on planned changes to the rules to prevent tax loss from the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (see Tackling Construction Industry Scheme abuse ).
A team of UK researchers has concluded that staff who work the night shift on a permanent basis face a higher likelihood of asthma, suggesting that the health and safety implications of the study are far reaching.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a swift response from businesses to a UK High Court ruling that gig workers should be offered the same protection as their permanent colleagues.
A leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights has pointed out that Equal Pay Day 2020 (the day in the year when women effectively, on average, stop earning relative to men) fell on Friday 20 November.
Arguing that operational services support staff rarely get the recognition they deserve, UNISON is preparing to mark One Team Day on 25 November as part of its campaign to celebrate everything that NHS staff have been doing behind the scenes throughout the pandemic.