ONE THIRD OF BRITS NOT PREPARED FOR MOVING COSTS

A recent detailed survey carried out by Admiral Home Insurance has uncovered some fascinating statistics about how people view the costs associated with moving home, and how under prepared much of the population is.

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TWO MIDLANDS REMOVERS LOSE O LICENCES

We spotted two news stories this month about non-compliant removals companies – both based in the Midlands – coming up against the Traffic Commissioner and ultimately losing their O Licenses.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE – A WARNING

We spotted an interesting story recently on PropTech site Unissu which argued that commercial property owners need to start reacting more decisively to climate change, and this needs to happen urgently. In October last year, the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we shouldn’t exceed 1.5℃ if we want to prevent […]

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PERMANENT 50MPH LIMIT ON M4

In 2018 the Welsh Government, struggling to manage air pollution levels in certain areas, imposed a temporary 50mph speed restriction on parts of the M4 and surrounding A-roads.

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ROAD SAFETY GETS SMART

Smart Tachographs were introduced on 15 June and will undoubtedly aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules. However, according to a recent FTA press release, any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided. The business organisation, which represents the interests of the logistics sector, refutes claims made by the European Commission when the law […]

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TO SUSPEND, OR NOT SUSPEND?

Should you suspend an employee during a disciplinary investigation? When faced with a disciplinary complaint against an employee, an employer’s first reaction is often to take what may be perceived as the safe approach and suspend the employee until an investigation has been carried out. However, this may not be the fairest way to proceed.

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PICKFORDS HUNT FOR MEDAL OWNER

Pickfords have put out an appeal on social media to try to find the owner of a sporting medal they found trapped in the folds of an old box.

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STAYING AFLOAT WHEN IT’S QUIET

It’s no secret that the industry has been deathly quiet so far in 2019. Whatever the cause, the flood of work that is usually hitting movers by now is more like a trickle, and some areas are still waiting even for that! That’s why we thought we’d get our heads together and do a quick […]

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‘SHIFT’ GAINS MAJOR INVESTMENT

A removals / delivery operation called ‘Shift’ which is similar in style to Uber has just received a whopping £2.5m investment from angels, investors and venture capital funding. Founded by Jacob Corlett in February 2018, the business has an annual turnover of £1.7m and boasts a national network of more than 2,000 self-employed drivers serving […]

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15% OF HGV DRIVER VACANCIES NOT FILLED

According to a report issued by the FTA (Freight Transport Association) logistics businesses are anticipating around 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage. The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA in partnership with Santander Corporate and Commercial, polled the opinions of more than 500 freight […]

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UK HOUSE PRICE INDEX FOR MARCH 2019

In brief the March data shows house prices have fallen by 0.2% since February 2019 and there has been an annual price rise of 1.4%, which makes the average property in the UK valued at £226,798. The regional data for England indicates that Yorkshire and The Humber experienced the greatest monthly price rise, up by […]

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