Haulier warns of dangers of using self-employed drivers after losing O-licence


The transport manager of a haulage business which lost its O-licence after relying on self-employed drivers – against the current advice of HMRC – has warned other businesses to seek clarification about the rules. Tom Bridge said the traffic commissioner made an example of his company, Bridgestep in Skelmersdale, when he revoked the licence in the summer and that the punishment meted out was “incredibly harsh”. Bridgestep found itself caught up in two of the industry’s most discussed issues this […]