The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk at an event at Westminster last week, Rob Flello MP said that despite the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills rejecting one of the key planks of the APPG’s draft skills report, “the campaign is far from dead”. Flello added that now the […]
Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today.
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.
Stobart Group has entered the savings market with a new six-year retail bond. The retail bond is aimed at small investors, and will yield a fixed-rate of 5.5% per annum, while providing Stobart with another funding stream. Well known retail brands names such as Tesco, John Lewis and National Grid already market bonds, which offer investors relatively attractive interest rates in exchange for tying up their money. Stobart bonds will available to buy and trade on the London Stock Exchange, […]