David Coombes, MD for Skills for Logistics, takes a look at what you can to to ensure your businesses survives and prospers in these precarious times. Brexit. The word has become synonymous with uncertainty. Regardless of your political leanings, the UK’s current state of affairs is nail-biting. So too is the state of the wider world, with trade wars flaring, diplomatic arrangements creaking and new technologies promising global labour disruption. How as an employer, or indeed as employee, can you […]
It has been 10 months since the government started taxing businesses with the apprenticeship levy. At the moment, only businesses with payrolls of more than £3m have access to the funding pot they are contributing to, but as the levy hits its one-year anniversary the gates should open to smaller hauliers who want funding for training new or existing staff.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has called for reforms to the apprenticeship levy after take up figures for apprenticeships continued to decline in the UK a year after the tax went live.
The government has advised logistics businesses and users of logistics to consider alternative modes of transport to road haulage in the event of a no-deal Brexit.