Planned safety changes to toys and cosmetics regulations

29 July 2022

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has announced updates to the technical annexes to Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 as amended by the Cosmetic Products Regulation 2009 and Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

DVS scheme leads to advance in lorry safety

29 July 2022

The introduction of what Transport for London (TfL) called its pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is being described as a success after the first year of enforcement saw a reduction in fatal collisions where vision is cited as a contributing factor.

How to create a sustainable labour market

29 July 2022

Failure to address labour shortages could lose the UK almost the equivalent of the entire defence budget, £30 billion, every year, according to a new report from the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

Changes to Nursery Milk Scheme delayed

29 July 2022

Changes to the Nursery Milk Scheme which were due to come into force on 1 August this year have been delayed until 2023, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

North Carolina is UK’s second state-level trade agreement

29 July 2022

We reported in June that the Department for International Trade (DIT) had signed its first state-level trade and economic development Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the United States (see UK signs first US state-level agreement).

Construction firm aims to take the danger out of cone laying

28 July 2022

Whilst cone laying remains essential to delineate traffic during maintenance works, it also poses one of the biggest risks facing roadworkers and there has been an industry-wide push to try and combat the number of accidents, including fatalities, that happen each year.