David Nicholson, former owner of Nicholson’s Transport, which went under in June last year, has been found guilty of fraudulently evading payment of over £130,000 of VAT and given a 22-month suspended prison sentence. Durham Crown Court heard that a routine HMRC investigation in October 2018 found that company accountant James Sobotowski had adjusted five figures for quarterly VAT returns by £132,000, at Nicholson’s behest. Nicholson said he asked his accountant to adjust the payment after realising the company could […]
A company that failed to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely before they crashed into a parked articulated lorry and died has been fined £450,000.
The number of workers furloughed in the transport and logistics sector this year has risen significantly, with 187,600 people on furlough at the end of January, new HMRC data shows.
Lorry drivers bringing freight to the UK will be exempt from the need to quarantine for 14 days, according to business secretary Alok Sharma.