The coming 12 months will see us released from lockdown, though challenges remain with the Christmas peak, IR35 tax reforms, VAT repayments and Brexit border controls coming into force. Not to mention the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19. Our revised and updated report ‘The impact of Covid-19: a roadmap for recovery in the UK haulage sector’ sets out expectations for the haulage sector as we wade through the turbulent waters ahead. Sectors are being given the green light […]
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown created a fundamental shift in consumer demand and expectation from supermarkets.
Dixons Carphone has become the latest major firm to offer bonuses in a bid to tackle the driver shortage crisis. The company, which owns Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World, is promising to pay a £1,500 bonus to new drivers qualified to operate 7.5 tonne vehicles and the same amount to retained drivers. It is also offering staff who successfully recommend a friend for a driver vacancy a reward of £1,000. The company has also launched a scheme this month […]
The government has refused to place HGV drivers on the skilled occupation list, saying the public “repeatedly voted” for immigration to be controlled and employers should recruit British workers instead.