BEIS Bulletin 23 April 2021

Welcome to the new BEIS Bulletin from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (with a prior announcement from Defra).

(EU Animal Health Regulations and requirements of Export Health Certificates for products of animal origin
Defra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation: Defra has issued a reminder about the new EU Animal Health Regulation (AHR) and composite rules applying from 21 April 2021 and a compilation of supporting documents and guidance).

Sign-up to join online panel event hosted by the Secretary of State – Plan for Growth: How to Drive Innovation
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will host a live panel event on Twitter with top business leaders from high-growth sectors such as robotics and recycling. Tej Lalvani (CEO, Vitabiotics) and Samantha Payne (Co-Founder, Open Bionics) are among the panellists who will share their experiences of leading innovative businesses. The event will take place on Monday 26 April at 11am. Register and send in questions for the panel. Watch the event on Twitter.

Non-essential retailers, outdoor hospitality and personal care businesses reopen as step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown began on 12 April
As more and more businesses start to reopen as part of the roadmap, make sure your workplace is COVID-secure with our updated safe working guides, covering a range of different types of work.

UK enshrines in law new target to slash emissions by 78% by 2035
The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first time, to bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to end its contribution to climate change by 2050. Find out more.

Millions get pay rise from 1 April as National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase comes into effect
The National Living Wage has risen 2.2% to £8.91 and will be given to 23- and 24-year-olds for the first time. The Business Secretary has urged workers (including those coming off furlough) to check their pay packet to ensure they get what they are entitled to. Find out more.

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