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Driving for Better Business focuses on sustainability for fleet managers

Driving for Better Business focuses on sustainability for fleet managers

Driving for Better Business (DfBB) says that focusing on sustainability in your fleet can contribute to significant business benefits for your organisation, including reductions in collisions and running costs. As part of their focus on sustainability this quarter, they are sharing resources and stories from those with experience and expertise in this area.  DfBB partners, Logistics UK...

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BEIS practical based webinars on PAS 7050 and PAS 7100

BEIS practical based webinars on PAS 7050 and PAS 7100

BEIS is keen to publicise two practical based business training webinars that will be taking place on 18and 19 May.  The webinars have been designed to raise awareness of both the brand new PAS 7050 ‘Bringing safe goods to market’ and updated PAS 7100, ‘Supporting Better Product Recalls’. The NCC has been asked to share this...

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New product recalls and alerts site launched by OPSS

New product recalls and alerts site launched by OPSS

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has launched a new product safety alerts, reports and recalls site to help businesses, the British public and consumer groups identify unsafe products. The new area, which launched on 7 April 7, follows extensive research. The layout is designed to be more user-friendly and encourage the public to check the latest updates...

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Changes to the Highway Code now in force

Changes to the Highway Code now in force

A number of changes are being introduced in the new version of the Highway Code.  These came into force on 29 January 2022. The principle change is the introduction of three new rules (H1, H2 and H3) which create a hierarchy of road users.  The ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’ is a concept that places those...

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Update from the National Cyber Security Centre

Update from the National Cyber Security Centre

Following Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the National Cyber Security Centre has called on organisations in the UK to bolster their online defences. The NCSC, which is a part of GCHQ ,  has urged organisations to follow its guidance on steps to take when the cyber threat is heightened. There is specific support and guidance for organisations of different sizes:...

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Scotland to lift restrictions on 24 January

Scotland to lift restrictions on 24 January

Restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland came to an end on 17 January.  From 24 January: Limits on attendance at indoor public events, the requirement for 1m physical distancing and table service in hospitality venues and the requirement for nightclubs to close will also be removed Face coverings are still required in indoor settings...

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Northern Ireland reduces restrictions

Northern Ireland reduces restrictions

From Wednesday 26 January, proof of Covid status will no longer be legally required in hospitality premises, although business will be guided to retain the use of certification. It will remain in place for nightclubs and indoor unseated and partially-seated events with 500 or more people in attendance. From this date the reasonable measures for...

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Wales to ease restrictions over three weeks

Wales to ease restrictions over three weeks

A plan to return Wales to alert level 0 measures was set out by First Minister Mark Drakeford on 14 January, with a view to removing restrictions over the next three weeks. From 0600 on Friday 21 January all outdoor activities have moved to alert level zero, and outdoor hospitality can operate without additional measures....

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Employers’ responsibilities regarding PPE to change from April

Employers’ responsibilities regarding PPE to change from April

The regulations and accompanying impact assessment relating to employers’ and employees’ duties in respect of personal protective equipment (PPE) are to change from 6 April 2022. What is PPE? PPE is defined in the regulations as “all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person...

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