The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April. Any company with payroll costs above £3m will be required to pay the equivalent of 0.5% of that cost into the tax. The association predicted this would hit companies operating 80 or more vehicles. RHA deputy policy director –for employment and skills, Colin Snape, said: “The apprenticeship levy is not only relevant to very […]
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]
The RHA has welcomed the government’s decision to investigate the pre-pack administration process after the Insolvency Service announced a review that aims to make the procedure more transparent for creditors.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.