Industry associations remain divided over the support the logistics sector requires during the COVID-19 crisis, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) demanding a fuel duty derogation and the FTA preferring the Treasury concentrate on alleviating fixed costs. Last week the APN, which represents the UK’s eight pallet networks, issued a call for an exemption from fuel duty, by way of red diesel use, or an exemption certificate issued against operator licences. APN chairman Paul Sanders said: “The majority of […]
FORS is lifting its suspension of all Bronze site audits this week following government moves to ease Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]
Jack Richards & Son experienced a strong financial year during 2015, posting a 5.1% boost in turnover and a 16.7% rise in pre-tax profit.