British businesses trading with EU countries face three possible outcomes if the UK chooses to withdraw – the so-called Brexit option – in the referendum on 23 June. These alternatives can be dubbed the Norway, Switzerland and China scenarios.
Such is the present government’s enthusiasm for apprenticeship schemes that companies that take on and train apprentices will soon be able to receive up to £28,000 per year in grants and subsidies.
This year’s Multimodal Show at the NEC promises to be even better than that of previous years. The range of products and services on show expands year on year covering all the modes of transport and products provided to the freight and logistics industry.
The battle lines have been drawn and in less than four months from now Britain could start the process of separating itself from the European Union (EU).
Technologies to enable effective, paperless operations have been in place for many years. Yet despite the proven benefits of reduced cost, improved efficiency and enhanced customer service, too many organisations wait until paperless processes are mandated through legislation or competitive pressures before making the move.