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Department for Transport issue open letter to the UK Logistics Sector

Department for Transport issue open letter to the UK Logistics Sector

The Department for Transport has issued an open letter to the UK Logistics Sector regarding the current HGV driver shortage. The letter outlines the government's plans on how they will help tackle the problem. The first measure referenced in the letter is regarding...

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...

The government announce plans to restructure network rail

The government announce plans to restructure network rail

The government has recently announced plans that a new state-owned body called Great British Railways is proposed to replace Network Rail in what is being called the biggest shakeup in the rail sector for almost 25 years. Under the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, from...

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech, he stated his Budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. Main Budget proposals Tax measures...

HS2 Matters

HS2 Matters

As we move into 2021 and leave 2020 well and truly in the past, the HS2 project has reached some key milestones. Around 13,000 people are currently engaged directly on phase 1 of the project across approximately 240 work sites. Add in many thousands more employed in...

Brexit’s Impact on Transport and Logistics

Brexit’s Impact on Transport and Logistics

It’s all gone quiet over there…or has it? Now that we are approaching a month into the brave new world of the UK being outside of the confines of the EU and well into a third Covid “lockdown”, one could be forgiven for thinking that the much-predicted bedlam at the...

UK government make £1bn rail budget cut

UK government make £1bn rail budget cut

After the Chancellors' recent spending review the rail infrastructure budget has been cut by £1bn from £10.4bn to £9.4bn in the current control period 6 (April 2019-March 2024). This announcement has caused concern over planned improvements to rail infrastructure. The...

HS2 costs continue to rise

HS2 costs continue to rise

HS2 costs continue to rise The cost of the high-speed railway HS2 has increased again just two months after construction officially began. The main reason for this is because more asbestos than expected has been discovered. This news became apparent to the government...