24 October – changes to travel and testing on arrival to UK

From 4am, 24 October there will be a new simplified travel two-tier system, and arrivals into England who are fully vaccinated, along with most under 18s, who have not been in a red list country in the last 10 days will be able to take a lateral flow test on or before day 2 of […]

Fitzrovia streateries consultations

Consultation open until 31 October The new streateries installed last year to aid recovery for businesses, and to provide a more safe dining experience, and healthier by removing parking bays, are under consultation. Camden want to hear your views on the streateries. More info: Goodge Street consultation Warren Street consultation Cleveland Street consultation Share your […]

Urban greening, walking and cycling to be prioritised

As part of plans to make London a net-zero city by 2030, The Mayor has set out plans to make any new developments greener , more energy efficient and give more space to walkers and cyclists. The following three pieces of new guidance will support the Mayor’s vision for Good Growth set out in the […]

Cheaper lateral flow tests to be introduced for fully vaccinated travellers

From 24 October fully vaccinated passengers and most under 18s arriving in England from countries not on the red list can take a cheaper lateral flow test, instead of a PCR test, on or before day 2 of their arrival into the UK. The lateral flow tests can be booked from 22 October, from private […]

ULEZ expansion guidance flow charts – Cross River Partnership

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) changes come into effect from 25 October 2021, where the existing ULEZ will expand up to, but not including, the North and South circular roads. As part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project, Cross River Partnership (CRP) has created dedicated Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) guidance flow charts […]

NHS delivers 3 million COVID vaccine boosters in first month

In just 4 weeks, the NHS has managed to administered 3 million booster vaccines to healthcare professionals, the over 50s and the most vulnerable. People are encouraged to take up their boosters when invited by text, email and letter and book through the online portal through the national booking service, or by phoning 119. Boosters […]

SIA conference for security professionals – 10 November 2021

Register to attend The SIA is hosting its first fully virtual flagship event, on Wednesday 10 November. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Opportunities for improved public safety in a post-COVID-19 world’. The conference is open to all licensed security professionals and will be free of charge. It will also be the first […]

US to lift travel ban on 8 November

The US will open its borders to those fully vaccinated with FDA approved vaccines from 33 countries. The travel ban will be lifted from 9 November. The new rules will apply to Schengen countries – a group of 26 European nations including Germany, France and Greece – as well as the UK, Brazil, China, India, […]

London Trading Standards Week 2021

18 October – 22 October 2021 Protecting people and businesses in the capital – the focus of London Trading Standards Week 2021 A week of events, talks, training and support is being launched by London Trading Standards this October. Each day there will be themed messages promoting the efforts of LTS officers, including rogue traders […]

Contactless cards limit to increase to £100

The limit for contactless card payments has increased from £45 to £100. The usage of contactless has increased significantly since the start of the pandemic, as a cleaner and more convenient way to pay for items, leading to the increase by the Treasury and The City Regulator. Not all shops will go up to the […]