News and Blogs

The risks of HGV Driver Shortages

18 Jun 2019 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

The 9th September 2019 HGV Driver CPC deadline is fast approaching, which means that all HGV drivers must have undertaken at least 35 hours of driver training to maintain their current card - It is illegal for professional drivers to operate without a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

From consultations to conferences, there and back again!

4 Jun 2019 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

By now you should be all back to remembering what the day job is all about and what you did in the BC (Before Consultations) period. However, I hope during your period of readjustment that you have remembered to book your place on the LARAC Conference in October.

It seems that we can't stop writing about 'those consultations'.  

Like the proverbial London buses, they did all come at once, and unlike the same, we did manage to get them all in on time, and to our members in time for their own responses. 

If you missed our previous news pieces on the subject, we thought we'd give you the chance to have a summary of our responses to the consultations most relevant to our members, all in once place. 

So without further ado:

Rise up and join the Guardians of Grub

4 Jun 2019 |
Claire Shrewsbury, Head of Government and Communities, WRAP

It’s encouraging to see that the government is acting on food waste. This is supported by the announcement of the Food Waste Prevention Grants: £6 million of funding to support projects and organisations which are tackling food waste head on. 

The LARAC Scholarship Programme is open!

22 May 2019 |
LARAC Office

It's that time again:  We are very pleased to announce that the application process for this year’s LARAC Conference Scholarship programme is now open.

If you are not aware of it,  the Scholarship programme enables 18 local authority officers to attend the conference free of charge and travel expenses covered as well.

This opportunity is brought to you with the support of REPIC. Over 250 Scholars have now attended the LARAC Conference through this programme, at no charge at all to their authorities.