THE BUDGET: HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Autumn budget on Monday 29 October 2018. Here is our breakdown of the changes that will most obviously affect movers and storers.

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£100 PER DAY FOR HGVS TO ENTER BATH?

Bath and North East Somerset Council are considering the implementation of a Clean Air Zone in Bath with a £100 charge for non-Euro VI trucks – and significantly it could take in a section of the A36/A46 link road.

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BREXIT & EUROPEAN EMPLOYEES

Okay, I mentioned Brexit once but please don’t stop reading!!! Our thanks to The Mover Magazine who published a story this month about Mario Amato who is Head of Group Business Development at White & Company and was invited to join a business led steering committee as part of a Home Office initiative. It appears […]

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THE FACTS ABOUT REFERENCES

In a recent article, Backhouse Jones looked at the new ACAS guidance on how previous employers must conduct themselves when completing references for employees moving on and also when requesting references for prospective employees.

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INDUSTRY HEADACHES AND HORROR STORIES

As it’s Halloween, it seems only appropriate that we should mention one of the most anticipated sessions for the Seminar Theatre at this year’s Movers & Storers Show:  ‘Headaches & Horror Stories: A Panel Discussion on the State of the Removals Industry’.

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U-MOVE HAVE RESTRUCTURED

U-Move Group – one of the exhibitors at this year’s Movers & Storers Show – has recently announced a restructure and rebrand. The company was previously offering six separate groups, which have now been reduced to three.

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LOOK OUT FOR THE PINK REMOVAL LORRY!

For those of you who have attended The Movers & Storers Show in the past, you’ll know that we strongly believe in raising money for worthwhile causes. This year is no different, but is a rather special one for us.

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THE £40 PER ITEM DEBATE

You’ve probably noticed a few articles recently in the trade press asking if the limit of £40 per item insurance liability is sufficiently high enough. There are plenty of arguments for and against, and several major players in the industry are monitoring the debate closely.

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CAN SELF-STORES BENEFIT BY GOING GREEN?

We spotted a recent article on Inside Self Storage on differentiating your business via eco-credentials, and felt that it was well worth a share. In the article, the author suggests that focusing on green initiatives in everything from your building to your operations can attract more millennial customers.

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ARE YOU READY FOR SMART TACHOS?

We received a timely reminder recently from transport solicitors Backhouse Jones about the mandatory introduction of the Smart Tachographs from 15 June 2019. These new machines will, using GPS, automatically record start and finish locations as well as a host of other data.

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BRITANNIA REEVES MOVE RARE CANNON

Petersfield-based Britannia Reeves took on a monster move recently when they were asked to help the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard relocate a number of priceless artefacts. This included a cannon recovered from the wreck of Nelson’s first HMS Victory flagship, which dated from around 1740 and weighed at least 3,500kg.

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