“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned. The UKWA said “crippling” duty assessments and fines were increasingly being levied on firms who make any procedural error relating to duty-suspended goods like tobacco, alcohol and fuel by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), following new rules introduced in 2010. Alan Powell of Alan Powell Associates, UKWA’s advisor on excise matters, […]
Palletline-member HMT Shipping is to move from its Longbridge, Preston home to a new site near the city at Roman Way due to a surge in business.
Discounted fuel prices, vital management information, the ability to pay for extra services such as tolls and overnight accommodation – fuel cards already play an important part in many operators’ businesses. But there are also now hopes that the cards could be instrumental in expanding the use of alternative fuels as the pressure to decarbonise mounts, writes Simon Jack.