The DVSA’s flagship earned recognition programme will not be launched until 2018, its chief executive has confirmed. Gareth Llewellyn’s foreword in the agency’s 2017-2018 business plan, published today, said: “We have commenced work on our earned recognition programme which, when rolled out next year, will enable us to divert resources to target the serially non-compliant and dangerous operators.” He added that the agency believed operators that demonstrate consistently high maintenance standards and responsibly managed drivers’ hours, should benefit “from this […]
Up to 150 operators believed to be operating illegally in the London waste sector are to be targeted in a joint operation between the DVSA, Environment Agency (EA) and the Met Police.
Union Prospect has confirmed a strike by its members at the DVSA. It comes after it received support for industrial action in a ballot over the pay and conditions that will apply as part of the introduction of the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model the agency is rolling out nationwide, and also over new flexible working patterns more generally.
Operators have told the DVSA its earned recognition scheme will only work if it does not abuse the privilege of handling highly sensitive data.