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 […]
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
The rift between the government and the RHA over the predicted chaos at the port of Dover and on Kent roads in January showed no signs of healing this week, after cabinet minister Michael Gove accused the business group of not being constructive.
The road haulage industry boosted its efficiency last year, according to new statistics from the DfT.