HGV traffic in Great Britain dropped to just 25% of its normal levels at the height of the lockdown in April, but had almost bounced back to pre-Covid levels by July, new figures reveal. Department for Transport statistics showed light and heavy commercial vehicle traffic returned to at least 100% of their typical levels before cars and all other forms of transport. The Easter weekend of 10-13 April marked the lowest levels of HGV traffic and thereafter they remained at […]
The Department for Transport has announced that the current limited drivers’ hours relaxation will be extended until 23.59hrs on Tuesday 21 April 2020 and apply to all road haulage operations.
Many transport companies are receiving very large payments from HMRC under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. But the rules are vague, and as law firm Osborne Clare explains, it has been hard for many companies to know for sure if they are using the scheme correctly.
A major supply chain failure at the distribution warehouse of Swiss diagnostics company Roche in Newhaven, East Sussex has delayed NHS blood tests and screenings for diseases including Covid-19 and cancer.