Global workwear brand Dickies is shining the spotlight on tradespeople who are working hard to deliver essential projects during the coronavirus outbreak.

Innovation in the utilities sector has fallen 11% in two years as R&D by UK industries fell to the lowest levels since the credit crunch, analysis of the latest ONS data by R&D tax relief specialist Catax has found. 

As global demand for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) accelerates thanks to greater automation in industry and the miniaturisation of devices, BOFA International has reminded electronics companies about the workplace health risks associated with certain production processes.

NICEIC has revealed a series of changes to its planned activities and working practices in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, including an optional payment holiday for contractors, a switch to remote assessments and changes to planned training and event activities.