Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice. Nickie Elenor, employment consultant at law firm Rothera Sharp, told MotorTransport.co.uk that misleading the authorities about the employment status of a driver is an area that is “very much on HMRC’s radar”. Her warning came after the RHA claimed that drivers are increasingly being paid as subcontractors, despite being employed by the company they drive for. […]
Eddie Stobart said its robust contingency plans would ensure the delivery of Walkers crisps to supermarkets were not disrupted, after HGV drivers geared up for strike action over a pay dispute.
A confidential reporting system where transport employees can flag up safety concerns is being introduced into the road haulage industry.