A century underwriting exports

29 October 2019

The British Exporters Association (BExA) has launched its 10th annual benchmarking exercise with regard to UK Export Finance (UKEF), aiming to analyse UKEF’s activities and reflect upon the range and quality of support over the last 12 months, the last decade and in comparison to other countries’ export credit agencies.

Brexit advice rolls on

29 October 2019

A new guide aims to help hauliers get to grips with the demands that a no-deal Brexit will place on their import and/or export operations.

Direct Vision Standard permits now available

29 October 2019

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will, in 2020, require all lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to be granted a permit to enter or operate in Greater London.

Government prepares Kent roads for Brexit

29 October 2019

The Secretary of State for Transport has issued a set of Orders, in the form of Statutory Instruments, which will enable the movement of cross-Channel lorries in Kent to be controlled by regulating access to the road network in the period ending on 31 December 2020.

WTO in new moves on rules of origin

29 October 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has joined the International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Customs Organization (WCO) in an initiative which will enable firms to take fuller advantages of benefits under free trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements by helping them comply with product rules of origin requirements.

Operation Brock is activated on the M20

29 October 2019

Drivers of lorries weighing more than 7.5 tonnes heading for Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover on the M20 have been instructed by Highways England to follow signs directing them onto the coastbound carriageway of the M20 between junction 8 for Maidstone and junction 9 for Ashford.

Would you ask a colleague to slow down?

29 October 2019

A new road safety campaign has highlighted figures showing most car passengers have felt uncomfortable about the speed they were driven, raising the question, in the work context, of how many people would feel comfortable asking a colleague to slow down.

Older workers power increase in night working

29 October 2019

Older workers are powering the current increase in night working, according to new analysis published recently by the TUC, with nearly a million over-50s now working through nights. This could have important implications for their health.