Redditch-based S Walker Transport has closed down after almost three decades in business, with the loss of 39 jobs. Administrators from Leonard Curtis were appointed to the firm on 25 February “following a cessation of trade” and are now involved in winding down the company. A statement from Leonard Curtis said: “The joint administrators have confirmed that unfortunately all 39 employees of the Redditch-based business have been made redundant. “Their focus is now to ensure that the company’s employees receive […]
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
Ex-Widdowson Logistics staff retained at a successor company based on the same site as the collapsed haulier are apparently being paid by Birds Transport Leicester.
Almtone-owned Canute Group has narrowly avoided being wound up by HMRC after the taxman raised a petition against it. This came as the amount the firm owed to creditors ballooned to more than £135,000.