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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.
Open to Export - the government funded digital route to boost the UK’s SME exports - is spearheading three competitions to boost the international trade aspirations of SMEs.
Pallets, long and bulky products, containers and extreme loads of 80t and over can all be handled efficiently and productively with the wide range of products on offer from specialist manufacturer Combilift, designed for safe and space saving materials handling.
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.
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint appointed as President of the Institute of Export & International Trade