Proposals to grant business groups the power to challenge unfair payment terms on behalf of their members are being considered by the government. As part of its plans to improve payment practices and crack down on overdue payments, the government wants to widen the powers currently given to representative bodies to allow them to act on behalf of small firms who wish to speak out against larger companies that delay paying their bills. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been branded ‘complacent’ and accused of carrying out a ‘continued whitewash’ after insisting that its study last year of the UK fuel market yielded no credible evidence of any market manipulation.
Trade associations have cautioned against adding further complexity into the London supply chain, after TfL went live with its latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) consultation.
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]