The government has rejected calls from two select committees for an urgent change in insolvency law, after the collapse of City Link last Christmas left sub-contractors and non-secured creditors £30m out of pocket. A joint-report from Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Scottish Affairs Committees in March called for the government to change the order in which staff, subcontractors and suppliers are paid during insolvency, to prioritise payments to the employers’ workers, even if they were self employed, before […]
Haydock, Merseyside-based Simon Widdowson has entered administration.
City Link is to extend its relationship with postal service Secured Mail from mid-February to include mail items. It already collects larger packets and parcels from businesses and the new collaboration allow it to extend the service. Secured Mail accesses Royal Mail mail centres and collects its customer’s mail. It then transports the mail back to its own hubs for sorting and then distributed nationwide, using its own fleet of vehicles for ‘final mile’ delivery. The partnership is something that […]
City Link’s management had laid out plans to pull out of the B2C market and refocus the courier’s efforts on attracting higher-margin business shortly before its collapse, it has emerged.