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Alcohol duty fraud, particularly in beer and wine, is a significant problem for the Exchequer and legitimate business. HMRC’s measures to counter the fraud thus far have had limited success (and this includes the supposed ‘ideal’ anti-fraud measure – the electronic excise movement and control system for EU duty-suspended movements – EMCS).
The UK aerospace industry is one of the biggest in the world and accounts for nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of the global defence export market. However that’s not to say that, as a sector, it doesn’t face challenges particularly given the nature of an industry when every second counts.
With the DVSA having announced its intent to focus on the worst offending transport operators, there is a growing recognition that technology can help organisations demonstrate to the authorities that they are actively managing their compliance.
In a bid to improve safety on the UK’s roads, WheelRight has been offering a free pressure check to HGV drivers and motorists on one of Britain’s busiest stretches of road – the south-bound M6.
Freight prices could rise significantly in the next few weeks, unless the ongoing crisis at Calais is resolved. I am concerned about the operational impact the French strikers and migrant incursions is having on UK import and export trade.