Ferguson Transport and Shipping has furloughed 26 drivers and 14 staff following the launch of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal this week, after being reassured payments for furloughed workers will arrive in the company’s bank account within six days of a claim being submitted online. However, MD Alasdair Ferguson is calling for the government’s furlough scheme to be more flexible so that hauliers are able to call on furloughed staff intermittently to meet fluctuating demand from customers. Under […]
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.
All London road charging schemes will be temporarily suspended from today (23 March) to help ensure supply chains are kept moving and critical workers and emergency vehicles can move around the capital during the coronavirus outbreak.