“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, […]
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.
John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing saw turnover rise £1.5m as it felt the benefits of consolidating its two sites at Grangemouth into one. For the year-ending 31 March 2012, the firm reported turnover of £12m, up from £10.5m in the previous year. Pre-tax profit fell from £284,598 to £187,783, owing in part to its purchase of five acres of land adjacent to its Earls Road Industrial Estate depot in Falkirk. MD Iain Mitchell says: “We are pleased with where we […]
The HGV driver training apprenticeship has been given the official go ahead with the government’s confirmation of apprenticeship funding today.