Nearly 11% of logistics businesses are still reporting severe or extreme disruption to their overall freight volumes in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Feedback from a new industry panel also showed that more than a third of companies would need an extension of the coronavirus job retention scheme to 2021 in order to allow them to continue or resume trading effectively. Around half will be seeking relief to business rates or deferring their VAT, NI or corporation tax payments. Read […]
Losses deepen at Currie Solutions in the face of Amazon cuts, “fierce” competition and driver shortages
Amazon’s drive to use “cheaper hauliers” combined with “fierce” competition, tight margins and the driver shortage have seen Currie Solutions’ pre-tax losses almost quadruple.
The ways in which scientific developments will change the future of road transport will be examined at the Microlise Transport Conference, with a speech from one of the UK government’s senior policy makers.
Employment agency Redwigwam is scrapping fees until further notice to help logistics firms ensure they have enough drivers and warehouse workers to keep the supply chain moving. The company specialises in helping firms find flexible workers to carry out short-term and ad hoc jobs. Lorna Davidson (pictured), founder and chief executive of Liverpool-based Redwigwam, said: “Coronavirus is already having a massive impact on businesses across the UK and the government has made clear that the situation will get worse over […]