Transport firms facing collapse in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic have been thrown a lifeline in the form of a new law. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act, passed last week, marks the most significant change to the UK’s corporate insolvency regime in more than 20 years. Announcing the new law, the government’s Insolvency Service said it introduces “temporary easements to give distressed businesses the breathing space they need to get advice and seek a rescue”. It added: “It […]
HSE guidance on the handling of pallet weights could take another six months to be finalised and will not set a limit on pallet weights, according to the head of the working group liaising with HSE on the guidance.
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]
Carillion’s bankers have launched a £225m fund to help subcontractors and suppliers hit by the construction and outsourcing giant’s collapse.