With the imminent crackdown on bogus self-employed workers in logistics, operators are being urged to act now to avoid significant disruption to their businesses. Despite the government’s announcement that it intends to review the proposed application of IR35 to the private sector, driver recruitment specialist Driver Require says operators should not to see this as a postponement or cancellation of the IR35 plans but for what it is: a review with no guaranteed outcome. Financial secretary to the Treasury Jesse […]
The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require.
The shortage of LGV drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point as a “perfect storm” of circumstances will see the current 50,000 gap in the workforce widen unless rates of pay and working conditions are rapidly improved, according to recruitment specialist Driver Require.
DHL Consumer Bawtry has awarded a contract for the management of both its temporary and permanent staffing requirements to recruitment specialist Milestone. The contract, worth approximately £8m a year, will see Milestone manage LGV drivers, fork lift truck drivers, warehouse operatives and administrative staff at Bawtry, Europe’s single largest multi-user warehousing and distribution site. Milestone has located ten of its specialist staff onsite to recruit, train and manage over 400 temporary workers that are required daily by the largest single employer in the Doncaster area. Adam Thompson, joint founder of Milestone, […]