The headline news for 2017 might be positive; but there are always winners and losers in any economy and right now it is transport operators that are under pressure. Pól Sweeney, Vice President Sales, Descartes, outlines the collaborative models that must underpin transport efficiency.
In April the government is to introduce a new ‘payroll tax’ in the form of an Apprenticeship Levy. Those businesses with an annual payroll bill in excess of £3 million will see their payroll costs increase next year by 0.5 per cent – a substantial extra cost burden for any company affected, across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
The media storm surrounding Sports Direct’s treatment of staff at its warehouse should not deter anyone from considering a career in the logistics industry, says UKWA CEO, Peter Ward
Following the outcome of the EU Referendum, where the majority of those who voted decided in favour of leaving the EU (51.9 per cent compared to 48.1 per cent), key industry players have offered their views on the potential consequences and the way forward for the supply chain logistics sector. This article includes just some of the many opinions that have come our way since the result was announced.
Staying in the EU does not mean ‘no change’ and leaving does not mean regulatory freedom – the vote itself creates volatility.