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.
The clocks change (again) on the 26th March.
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 EU Commission released proposals on the 1st February to modify driver CPC, both for initial licence acquisition and on-going periodic training. Unfortunately, there appears to be little or no benefit for the UK in any of the Commission’s proposals.
Can logistics services companies meet the demands of retailer clients in the internet-age and deliver a profit, asks John Maguire, Commercial Director of Narrow Aisle Ltd.