The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices. In a BIS letter sent to chairman of the industry-led Trailblazers consortium Colin Snape, the government confirmed up to £4,900 in funding will be made available to train apprentices, with funding towards the cost of licence acquisition permitted within this sum. A maximum of £3,000 can be accessed by all operators, regardless of size, assuming they also contribute £1,500 of their […]
by Jack Semple, RHA, director of policy Cycle safety concerns have come to the boil, as six cyclists were killed in London in just 12 days, four after colliding with HGVs. Tragic, terrible incidents that are the result of problems for which there is no quick fix. And as the RHA has sought to make clear, it is far from just being about trucks – it is about inadequate infrastructure, a range of bad cyclist behaviour and a need for […]
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
A hard Brexit would make a hard border “inevitable” between Northern Ireland and Ireland, MPs have warned