The current industry skills shortage may not be resolved by proposals to reduce the salary threshold for immigration after Brexit – because HGV drivers are generally paid more than £30,000, according to Talent in Logistics. Skilled migrants from outside the EU currently need to have a job offer with a minimum salary of £30,000, but in a report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), it said this should fall to £25,600 for all workers to help recruit staff. Ruth Edwards, […]
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s call to government to review “unacceptable” local authority parking enforcement, which is costing operators hundreds of thousands pounds a year in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has backed Robert Halfon MP’s efforts to introduce legislation to provide a breakdown of the amount of tax paid on fuel receipts. Halfon, founder of the PetrolPromise.com campaign, will make his case for this transparency in the Houses of Commons on 16 October, under the ten-minute rule motion. FFUK supported Halfon’s recent appearance in the house, when he called on the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate the UK oil sector. Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, […]