The government is pushing ahead with plans to allow category B (car) licence holders to operate heavier vans if they are fitted with alternative fuel systems. A DfT consultation last autumn proposed that standard licence holders be allowed to drive vans weighing up to 4.25 tonnes if they are powered by electricity, natural gas, LPG or hydrogen. The current weight limit is 3.5 tonnes, but as alternative fuel technology can weigh more than a conventional vehicle, operators are left with […]
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has renewed its passport delivery contract with DX Group. The firm will continue to provide secure delivery of UK passports, supporting documents and internal mail for the IPS, a contract it has held since 2004. Since the secure delivery contract began, the firm has reduced losses by 96% and investigation rates have fallen by 74%. It has also been recognised by the Home Office for helping it to save £3.2m in the 2011/12 financial […]
Business leaders have called time on the apprenticeship levy, demanding the government ends the “failed experiment”.
Hauliers in Northern Ireland said they had become “deeply concerned” by the lack of government engagement about how trade will continue between their country and mainland UK after Brexit.