The FTA is calling for an extension to the government’s furlough scheme, “sympathetic” repayment terms on government loans taken out during the pandemic and post-pandemic funding for the logistics industry to ensure the rapid recovery of the UK’s supply chain. Under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a grant covering 80% of all furloughed employees monthly wages, up to £2,500 a month. Currently the scheme only runs until 31 May, which […]
Flexible, frictionless trade between Northern Ireland (NI) and GB is vitally important to the continued success of its economy, according to the FTA, which has published key measures needed before Brexit concludes on 31 December.
Ikea said its decision not to give staff a pay rise this year reflected its focus on protecting key workers’ livelihoods, as it battles “one of the most challenging times” in the company’s history.
A six-year-old boy’s message of love for lorries and the NHS during lockdown has been delivered, thanks to his mum’s day job at Pallet-Track.