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 […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]
City Link is continuing its drive towards the b2c market with the launch of an ad-hoc parcel collection and delivery service for consumers and SMEs.