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. […]
Up to a dozen customs controls posts offering parking to tens of thousands of trucks are to be built across the country, with at least five earmarked for Kent, in preparation for the UK’s exit from the UK.
An announcement is expected before the end of this week detailing how the HGV Road User Levy is to be enforced in Northern Ireland.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.