Lower fuel prices cost Elddis Transport last year, with savings passed onto customers causing a drop in turnover. The County Durham operator recorded turnover of £25.6m for the year ended 31 December 2016; a 1.6% from 2015’s £26.1m. But MD Nigel Cook told MT the drop was entirely down to last year’s low fuel prices. He said: “We spent less money on fuel, and that was passed on to our customers which affected our turnover.“When you look at, it was […]
The government’s apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017. This means in just four months, companies with a payroll of £3m or more will be paying 0.5% of that cost into a pot, which UK businesses will be able to draw from for staff training.
The leader of the Welsh national party, Plaid Cymru, has signed up in support of PetrolPromise.com. Elfyn Llwyd is the 69th MP to back the campaign website’s push for an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into the price of fuel. PetrolPromise, which was founded by Robert Halfon MP, wants the non-tax element of the price of fuel reduced. As well as an OFT investigation, it is calling for a Royal Commission to be set up to investigate how fuel […]
A multi-national haulage consortium specialising in high cube movements, incorporating eight operators from the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, has been formed – led by former TDG and Norbert Dentressangle business unit head Mick Wilson.