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Why is there an HGV driver shortage?

Why is there an HGV driver shortage?

What has caused a driver shortage? There are many factors that have contributed to the shortage of HGV drivers. The global pandemic has certainly been a major issue as many European drivers decided to return home, with haulage companies reporting that only a fraction...

Apprenticeship cash boost

Apprenticeship cash boost

The government has confirmed that employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help them take on new apprentices. The boost to the apprenticeship incentive scheme was confirmed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget in March. The...

NIC reliefs set for Freeports

NIC reliefs set for Freeports

Freeport operators will be able to take advantage of a zero rate of secondary national insurance contributions (NICs) for employees, the government has announced. The National Insurance Contributions Bill 2021, which legislates reliefs for those operating in...

Covid-19-related rent concessions

Covid-19-related rent concessions

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued amendments to FRS 102 and FRS 105 – Covid-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021   To help them through the pandemic, many businesses that lease property have been supported by their landlords and have...