The FTA is calling for the government to switch the logistics industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy so firms can retrain staff in new roles rather than make them redundant. The call comes as the logistics industry braces itself for redundancies as the government winds down the furlough scheme. Elizabeth de Jong, FTA policy director said the funding could be switched to a training grant so that employees could be retrained to meet the requirements of Brexit. “With […]
United Pallet Networks (UPN) is to boost its route capacity in Spain and Portugal under a partnership deal with Trafertir Group.
To measure the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the transport and distribution industry, MT has put together a panel of operators across the UK to give regular feedback on their volume of work and vehicles laid up. We will check in regularly with the panel as the lockdown eases to assess how the industry is fighting back as the UK economy recovers from the expected recession.
The contract hire sector has seen some high-profile failures in recent months, but Asset Alliance Group continues to go from strength to strength as chief executive Willie Paterson tells Steve Hobson.