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Modern Slavery Bill in the Queen’s Speech

Modern Slavery Bill in the Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech on the State Opening of Parliament on 10 May sets out the Government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to grow the economy. The Prime Minister announced some 38 bills – including the Modern Slavery Bill.  This aims to: “Strengthen the protection and support for victims of human trafficking and modern...

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Changes in Scotland from 1 May

Changes in Scotland from 1 May

From Sunday 1 May, public health advice changed to a ‘stay at home’ message replacing self-isolation for people who have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19. People who have symptoms of Covid-19 and who have a fever or are too unwell to carry out normal activities will be asked to ‘stay at home’ while...

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Requirement for insurance for ride-on lawnmowers and quad bikes squashed

Requirement for insurance for ride-on lawnmowers and quad bikes squashed

The British Government has chosen to scrap a controversial EU law which could have required a wider range of vehicles beyond cars and motorbikes to have motor insurance.  Golf buggies, ride-on lawnmowers and quad bikes could have come in scope, and it would have applied to vehicles on private land. The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill, which...

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We’re Good to Go goes on 31 March

We’re Good to Go goes on 31 March

VisitBritain’s We’re Good to Go mark is to close officially on 31 March 2022.  The current certificates run to end of April so that participating businesses do not need to instantly remove logos etc, and to avoid additional costs to any business for material that is currently in place.   Spot checks can still occur up...

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New report on disabled access shows information is key

New report on disabled access shows information is key

The Euan’s Guide Access Survey in tourism is the longest running survey of its kind in the UK. Every autumn and winter, it asks disabled people what’s good and not so good about disabled access at the places they visit.  Over 2400 disabled people, families, friends and carers shared their opinions on disabled access two...

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Licensed hours to be extended to mark Jubilee

Licensed hours to be extended to mark Jubilee

Home Office Minister Kit Malthouse has said that the Government will relax licensing hours in England and Wales to mark the Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Order applies to premises already licensed until 11pm whose licensing hours can now be extended to 1am the following day, on Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June,...