A public inquiry into Mafuwer Logistics Ltd conducted by the Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Nick Denton, found that almost all the company’s financial resources had been provided by a £50,000 bounce back loan (BBL) in May 2020.
In response to the Government’s proposed temporary relaxation of the rules on cabotage for foreign drivers in the UK, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has expressed its shock and disappointment that more effective measures could not be taken to deal with the shortage of lorry drivers and the supply chain crisis in the UK.
After the Road Haulage Association (RHA) recently called on the Government to work with local authorities to invest in lorry parking and truck stops, the trade union Unite is now also lending its support to a campaign by HGV drivers for safety, decency and dignity to be restored to lorry driving in the UK.
What follows may not come as a total surprise, given that the Government has leaked most of its good news about transport, health and education in advance. This is why Chancellor Rishi Sunak was sharply reminded by the Deputy Speaker, Dame Eleanor Laing, that MPs expect to hear the news from him, not the media.