Government plans requiring UK employers to conduct immediate “right to work” checks on all EU staff in the event of a no-deal Brexit are unworkable and could spell catastrophe for the logistics supply chain, according to the FTA. The plans were revealed by immigration minister Caroline Nokes during an evidence session to the Home Affairs Select Committee last week. Despite this, Nokes also revealed that as yet there are no systems in place to allow employers to make these checks. […]
Loughborough University has unveiled a new design of truck it claims could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has launched a daily shuttle system servicing the UK and Belgium with one of the country’s logistics providers H. Essers. It said the partnership links Belgium and the industrial regions of the UK with a 48-hour door-to-door service. Hellmann added that the agreement reflected its commitment to consolidating and improving its European services. “H. Essers is one of the most renowned and respected logistics providers in Europe and has a similar background to Hellmann due to […]
Sir Mike Penning on addressing the driver shortage; why he won’t back May’s Brexit deal and a need for emission controls
Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.