Council paves the way with new recycled roads

Westminster City Council, in collaboration with FM Conway, has implemented a new road surface featuring 92% recycled materials. This is the first time such high percentage of recycled material has been used on a road resurface in the UK. The road and footway upgrade used low-carbon techniques, resulting in a 78% total carbon saving, equivalent to […]

No surprises when you claim tax relief directly with HMRC

Employees that are eligible for a tax refund on work-related expenses are being urged to file their claims directly through HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which will guarantee that people will get 100% of their claim. The online service can be used by employees to check their eligibility in claiming a tax refund from work […]

Zero emission vehicle transition by 2035 becomes law

The UK Government’s mandate to ensuring that all new cars and vans are zero emission vehicles has now become law, meaning that the UK now has ‘the most ambitious regulatory framework for the switch to electric vehicles of any country in the world.’ The new law means that car manufacturers in the UK will now […]

TfL unveils its full programme of improvements for 2024/25

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed the improvements it intends to make to its network across 2024/25. As part of its Business Plan, TfL says that it is on track to become financially sustainable in its day-to-day operations.  TfL has also pledged to increase ridership, for which it has set out a plan, as well […]

Post office announce six more strikes in December

Royal Mail workers are to strike on six days in December, including Christmas Eve, usually one of the busiest days of the year for the company.  The new strikes have been called for 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 December, the busiest time of the year for deliveries and are in addition to the […]

Key Outcomes of Cop27 Climate Summit

What are the key outcomes of Cop27 climate summit? From loss and damage to 1.5C goal and World Bank reform, the takeaways from Sharm el-Sheikh include developing countries seeking financial assistance for loss and damage, use of fossil fuels, World Bank reform, temperature increases etc. Read the full article

Mayor of London’s ULEZ scrappage scheme evaluation report

The Mayor of London’s scrappage schemes were successful in helping Londoners prepare for the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The £61 million provided by the Mayor supported many Londoners on lower incomes, disabled Londoners, small businesses and charities who would have found it more difficult to afford to adapt to the ULEZ, […]

Festive shoppers lose an average of £1,000 online

Bargain hunters are being urged to bolster their cyber security in the approach to the festive season after new figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person in the same period last year. The Cyber Aware campaign advises simple steps for shoppers to reduce their risk of suffering similar losses […]

Understanding the rights of your consumers

As a business whether you are selling goods via your own website or through a third party such as an internet auction, marketplace or social media, you need to understand the rights of your consumers and how to contract legally. Find out more about selling goods via online platforms and your duties towards vulnerable consumers.  Read […]

Key tax announcements made in Autumn Statement

The key tax announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement in November 2022 include, a number of threshold and allowances measures, energy levy changes, changes to R&D tax reliefs, and a package of reforms to business rates.  Threshold freezes and personal tax allowance measures  National Insurance contributions thresholds will be […]

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