The HGV driver training apprenticeship has been given the official go ahead with the government’s confirmation of apprenticeship funding today. The department will fund 100% of apprenticeship training for companies with fewer than 50 employees taking on candidates aged 16-18, as well as committing more than £60m of funding for training in poorer areas of the UK. The RHA welcomed the announcement, having previously called for the government avoid any delay. Director of policy Jack Semple told Motortransport.co.uk: “This is […]
Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports.
A cross-party group of MPs joined FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers today, to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty in next week’s Budget.
A “fantastic commercial opportunity” near Kettering comprising 6,685 sq ft of buildings and a four-acre surfaced storage yard for HGV parking, has gone on the market.