The government’s “insane” immigration policy is to blame for the lorry driver shortage, and not Brexit, the head of retail giant Next said this week. Next chief executive Lord Wolfson is calling on the government to think again and allow more HGV drivers to work in the UK to tackle the ongoing shortages and disruption. He said: “It strikes me as being insane that despite the fact that everyone knows that we desperately need drivers, the Home Office are still […]
Nagel Langdons is predicting a 10% permanent trading loss this year as it continues to feel the reverberations from the UK’s departure from the European Union and the Covid-19 pandemic.
New rules about off-payroll working, which come into force within weeks, will give smaller operators “an unfair advantage” and make recruiting HGV drivers even more difficult, according to KBC Logistics.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government.