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Act now to prevent Bacs interruption

Did you know that Bacs is making important changes to the security of its payments service and that of its approved software suppliers? If not, it is imperative that you read on because it’s a significant shakeup that you must act on: if you haven’t made the necessary software update by 13 June 2016 then you will not be able to make payments using Bacs or collect direct debits.

Are you at risk of complacency creep?

There’s a costly danger facing the freight industry and we need to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed – complacency creep – that decline in standards of safe operation which is allowed to take root as a result of inadequate supervision.

Thirteen revised Statutory Documents: Oh no, more red tape – or is it?

‘Statutory Documents’ were first issued in 2011. Thirteen (what a number!) revised Statutory Documents were republished in December 2015 and came into force on 1 January, 2016.

The Great British Diesel Rake Off

UK motorists, businesses and the haulage industry are deliberately being fleeced at the pumps as oil prices continue to tumble. With various businesses in the fuel supply chain from refineries to retailers shamelessly increasing their profits, our recent fuel pricing data from highly reputable sources shows that it is diesel that is being exploited predominantly at the pumps.

The skills gap that could see UK business grind to a halt

The UK economy is heading towards ‘a crippling logistical crisis’, after new research reveals that the already chronic driver shortage is being underplayed – and is set to worsen yet further. With 50,000 drivers already needed by 2020, the lorry driver shortage needs smart action now.