The transport and logistics industry has paid an estimated £130m in Apprentice Levy taxation since its introduction in April 2017 but has reclaimed only a fraction of this sum to fund training new or existing staff. With Brexit expected to lead to a further exodus of EU drivers and warehouse staff, the Levy was supposed to help industry plug the gap by recruiting and training more UK workers. According to the FTA, including HGV and van drivers, fork lift operators […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
Thompsons UK is to launch an apprenticeship scheme next year, which will aim to bring in four new body builders every year.
Associated Cold Stores & Transport (ACS&T) said it ended last year in a strong financial position after Covid-19 resulted in a 17% reduction in turnover and knocked almost two-thirds off its pre-tax profit.