Clive Brooks (pictured), MD of Herefordshire-based haulier ABE, has applauded the government’s offer to pay employees 80% of their salaries while giving them leave of absence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chancellor’s furlough scheme has previously come in for criticism from hauliers who claim it won’t work if parts of a business are seasonal or experiencing a surge in growth while other parts are in decline. However, Brooks told motortransport.co.uk the offer was “very, very welcome”. “I’m sure we’ll be […]
The number of clandestines detected by Border Force almost doubled last year, according to the Home Office, although it refused to confirm how many were discovered at individual ports.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Motor Transport looks at the ways operators can build new business and benefit from government support schemes. John Kendal reports.