Proposals to raise the costs of vehicle testing at Vosa test stations this year will generate an extra £4.2m for the agency from its customers, but just £1.7m of this will be channelled into lowering the charges it applies for vehicle tests at authorised testing facilities (ATFs), it has emerged. Vosa recently announced a consultation on plans for a range of new fees that would see the charges payable for vehicle tests at its test stations rise by 15%-20% in […]
In his introduction to Vosa’s recently published 2012/13 business plan, chief executive Alastair Peoples promises the agency’s focus will be “on balancing ‘regulatory’ enforcement interventions with education initiatives to empower the industry to increasingly manage [its] own compliance”. To the glass half empty contingent, this could sound like an alarming budget-driven reduction in enforcement effort just at a time when wafer thin margins must be tempting some cash-strapped operators to cut maintenance budgets and put pressure on drivers to bend […]
Morrisons has confirmed plans to close the transport operation at its Swan Valley DC in Northampton, bringing in third parties to handle deliveries from the site.