Operators should soon be able to see how promptly large firms pay their bills under government proposals announced last week designed to name and shame businesses that “ride roughshod over their suppliers”. Increased transparency will, according to the government, enable smaller businesses to compare larger firms’ average payment times and the proportion of invoices paid late. It will also allow firms to evaluate the length of time a company opts to pay its bills, such as within 30 days, more […]
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.
Department for Transport minister Robert Goodwill on why the commencement of the HGV Road User Levy today (1 April) means a fairer deal for UK hauliers competing against foreign-registered rivals.
The administrator for contract hire and rental firm Axis Fleet Management said it now looked likely both former staff and trade creditors will receive some of their money back.