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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.

Change is in the air: A milestone for the eAWB

Fifteen air carriers will switch to the Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) as the preferred process for shipping air freight from 1 March 2016. This is a significant milestone in the air cargo industry and creates a new level of urgency for forwarders to move toward the eAWB.

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.