A leading law firm has reminded transport operators that they may be caught by tax changes due to come into effect in April 2020 if they engage drivers through their own personal service companies directly or through an agency.
Three new forms have been published to record public service vehicles (PSVs) with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The correct form will depend on how the operator registered the vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
We recently reported that Transport for London (TfL) has decided to test the use of a sound to make people aware that electric and hybrid vehicles are in the vicinity (see TfL to trial innovative new bus sound).
Commenting on the annual bus statistics for 2018/19 released in December 2019 by the Department for Transport (DfT), the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) said that they showed the vital need for both central and local government to put the bus first in all towns and cities across the country.
Anyone looking to get away in the spring and thinking that the early May bank holiday would be ideal for a long weekend needs to think again this year as the Government has decided to move it from its usual first Monday in May spot.