Driver conduct decisions now available online

25 June 2020

Following a consultation on the subject last year (see Have your say on driver conduct), Traffic Commissioners have decided to start publishing the outcomes of driver conduct hearings online.

PM cuts social distancing in half

23 June 2020

Our long national hibernation is beginning to come to an end, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Parliament as he announced that the Government had decided that the social distancing rules could be relaxed (in England) from 4 July.

DVSA and Traffic Commissioners react to ongoing epidemic

22 June 2020

We previously reported on the amendments to the rules affecting transport operators introduced to take account of the Covid-19 outbreak (see DVSA extends annual test exemptions and Guidance on remote auditing during the pandemic).

Acas advice on returning to work during pandemic

19 June 2020

With the Government's advice still being to continue to work from home if possible, the mediation service Acas has noted that many employers and their staff remain concerned about the practicalities of physically going back to work.

Haulage groups concerns on London Congestion Charge increase

17 June 2020

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that, in accordance with the condition in the recent Government funding agreement, it has urgently brought forward proposals to temporarily widen the scope and level of the Congestion Charge.

Hauliers warned of persistent stowaway risk

16 June 2020

Clandestine migration has eased slightly while more stringent border crossing checks have been in place due to the current Covid-19 crisis but could be set to escalate as restrictions begin to be lifted.

UK confirms border controls in stages but no extension to transition period

12 June 2020

As we reported in Government likely to ease controls on EU imports, the Cabinet Office has confirmed that border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain will be introduced at the end of transition period in stages. This will, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said, give businesses affected by coronavirus more time to prepare.