Roofers and builders reminded to follow duty of care

13 May 2022

Most roofers and builders are law-abiding and take their duty of care seriously when it comes to waste management, the Environment Agency said, but it had decided to issue a general warning when its officers found a large amount of buried asbestos waste when executing a search warrant at a site in the South West.

Is long Covid a disability under the Equality Act?

13 May 2022

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has responded to discussion of the various symptoms related to Covid-19 that are often referred to as “long Covid” and, in particular, whether they would constitute a disability under the Equality Act.

Chambers’ cautious welcome for small increase in UK exports

13 May 2022

The latest trade report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) notes that total UK exports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £0.6 billion (2.1%) in March 2022, driven by a £0.4 billion (2.6%) increase in exports to non-EU countries, while exports to EU countries increased by £0.3 billion (1.7%).

Call for former HGV drivers to rejoin the workforce

12 May 2022

With hundreds of spaces now available on Government-funded refresher training courses, called Skills Bootcamps, Logistics UK is urging heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers who have left the workplace to consider re-joining the profession.