Government support schemes are failing hauliers

6 May 2020

Nearly a quarter of all logistics companies face potential collapse in the next eight weeks, with 80% needing better access to the Government’s Corona Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to survive.

Government consults on how workplaces can reopen

4 May 2020

Trade unions and employer organisations have been asked for their views on a draft Government plan setting out how and when anti-coronavirus restrictions can be relaxed so that more people can return to work.

Tax breaks for PPE

4 May 2020

HM Revenue & Customs has announced a temporary zero rating on supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) under new coronavirus measures, likely to affect businesses and individuals purchasing PPE for protection from infection.

Logistics workers need PPE clarification for safe return to work

4 May 2020

With the Government beginning to indicate that at least some sectors will be encouraged to return to work in the near future, unions and trade organisations have expressed concerns as to how this can be achieved without risk to the workers concerned.

Eligibility dates for Job Retention Scheme updated

1 May 2020

The Government guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme has been updated as of 15 April 2020. Eligibility for the Scheme has changed and the key date for eligibility is now 19 March 2020 instead of 28 February 2020.

Reminder for businesses on speed limit

30 April 2020

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group for work-related road risk, has warned business drivers that speed limits still apply during the coronavirus pandemic, even when roads are far emptier.

New requirements for entering France

30 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently alerted hauliers to changes from the French authorities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Support package will protect key trade links

29 April 2020

Vital routes for supplies will be protected through a coronavirus support package to keep the flow of goods and services running smoothly in and out of the UK, and around the country, throughout the pandemic.