Transport and logistics current issues

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Our transport and logistics accountants are aware of current developments in the sector and through our proactive approach, we inform our clients of any issues that may affect them.

The recent recession has brought a period of great challenge to an already hard pressed and competitive sector, and whilst the recent improvement in the economy is good news for the sector, the burden of regulation, fierce global competition and uncertainty over energy costs remain ever present.

Transport projects
The government has promised to continue to make significant infrastructure improvements a key focus over the next four years through committing billions of pounds to improving the UK’s transportation links.

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Volatile fuel costs
The challenging trading conditions that many transport & logistic companies are facing is heightened by the volatility of fluctuating fuel costs. Using vast amounts of fuel is unavoidable, but mitigating fleet inefficiencies is not. With unrelenting pressures to maintain margins, in conjunction with other regulatory and competitive burdens, it is now more important than ever to seek sound and proactive advice. The current low level of oil prices and associated check on UK fuel duty is welcome news and is providing many transport & logistics firms with welcome relief.

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Employment tax for hauliers
There have been some recent changes in the employment tax landscape affecting the road haulage industry and keeping the right side of the pitfalls could prove trickier than negotiating the M25 on a Friday afternoon.

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On 23rd June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. From the argument over selling bendy bananas to the threat of an emergency Budget, the EU referendum campaign has undoubtedly had its share of the headlines over the past couple of months. The biggest headline now though is of course that the UK has voted to leave the EU.

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Skills shortages
Skills and people remain perhaps one of the greatest challenges for many transport and logistics firms. As the labour market continue to tighten and the shortage of highly skilled and qualified workers continues to grow, there is concern that there will be upward pressure on wages and rates.

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