Government plans to introduce a fulfilment house register in a bid to clamp down on VAT fraud could see road transport operators facing prosecution if they fail to check they are delivering to and from registered fulfilment centres. The aim of the legislation is to prevent non-EU online traders avoiding VAT and duty on goods held in UK warehouses, which the government said costs UK taxpayers £1.5bn a year in lost revenue. Under the proposals, set out in a recently […]
Concerns over the driver shortage and continuing growth in the economy could lead to above-inflation pay rises for 2015, the FTA has suggested.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
A petition calling for a full investigation into possible price fixing in the UK road fuels market has generated over 32,000 signatures.