Contractor management specialists Orange Genie Group has launched an umbrella company for HGV and delivery drivers in the wake of the enforcement of IR35 in road transport by HMRC from April this year. IR35 is designed to prevent drivers setting up limited companies through which they cut their tax and NI contributions compared with drivers employed on operators’ books. Instead they must be either directly employed by an operator or join an IR35-compliant umbrella scheme. To help drivers meet these […]
Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators.
Three quarters of delivery drivers are willing to switch to zero-emission electric LCVs to reduce pollution, according to a survey carried out on behalf of LeasePlan UK.
The DVSA’s chief executive told MPs that the industry’s significant driver shortage is an “image issue” and nothing to do with the enforcement agency’s testing capacity performance.