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 […]
Eddie Stobart has ended its award-winning driver apprenticeship scheme run in association with System Training. The pair won Apprenticeship of the Year in the 2012 MT Awards for their two-year scheme that saw 10 trainees taken on from 200 applicants.
Haulage firms and their drivers who unwittingly transport migrants into the UK inside their vehicles should not be fined until the chaos at Calais is rectified, according to a law firm.
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.