FSB policy conference

On Tuesday 2nd February, the FSB held their Policy Conference ‘Small Business 2020: inspiring growth, innovation and ambition’. The day was hosted by Steph McGovern, leading BBC business presenter. The aim of the Conference was to come together and set the small business policy agenda for the future with key politicians, business leaders, policymakers and…

Dodgy Hard Hats only tip of iceberg

Almost two years after a well known British general builders merchants was fined £14,000 for selling substandard, non compliant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the very real problem fake PPE poses to worker safety and health still exists. This case was the result of Trading Standards officers finding safety helmets failing impact tests, highlighting fake PPE…

Magna Carta celebrates 800th anniversary

The Queen, patron of the Magna Carta Trust, will today be visiting the green meadow on the bank of the river Thames where the agreement of the Magna Carta took place on 15 June 2015. The document marks the beginning of the current weights and measures system used by trading standards officers across the UK…

ACI highlights its electrical market surveillance concerns

A rise in the number of dangerous product reports in the EU has led the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) to question why the UK has fallen out of the top five case reporting countries, according to newly published figures by the European Commission. The ACI, which highlights and reports issues with sub-standard, faulty and non-approved…

Happy holidays!

We’ve noticed that you’re on holiday so we’re taking the liberty of having a little one ourselves. And by little, we mean extremely small. We’re still in the office, we’re still blogging, but we are taking our foot of the gas for a moment. Through August, we will reduce our blog post quota to two…