The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require. The Taylor review calls for a shake-up of the inequality between employed and self-employed workers. It suggests the categorisation of worker be replaced with “dependent contractors” – those who rely long term on zero-hour contracts or agency work. FTA’s Head of Skills Campaigning […]
A police investigation into DX Group’s Exchange business has been dropped a month after it opened.
Members of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are on track to meet their target of an 8% reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations between 2011 and 2015, an FTA conference, Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs, heard last week (21 May).
FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them.