SETTING UP TO COMPETE WITH YOUR EMPLOYER?

I’m sure most employers reading this article have at one time or another faced the situation of one of your staff leaving your employ and setting up in competition. This is a subject covered in a recent newsletter from Backhouse-Jones. Please remember the article does not constitute legal advice, it simply provides guidance for you […]

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Overgrown bushes hide warning signs

Having recently missed a road sign myself I found this press release from the AA about overgrown bushes hiding road signs very interesting. Clearly this issue is becoming more of a problem for motorists. “Apparently, an AA-Populus Driver Poll of more than 16,000 found that two fifths (40%) of drivers say that speed limit and […]

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Rip-off card charges to be outlawed

I might be on ‘dodgy’ ground here, but I’m fairly certain very few movers or self-store operators surcharge a customer for using a credit or debit card. However, if you are imposing this penalty you should read the following press release from HM Treasury issued on 19 July 2017. They say ‘Rip-off card charges will […]

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Driver Prosecuted for Overtaking a Cyclist

I have to admit I’m a fair weather cyclist….I cycle to and from work every day during the summer – unless it rains! I know from first hand (and bitter) experience how cyclists seem to be invisible to most motorists. Taxis and buses are the worst offenders whilst trucks are usually more thoughtful. But, you […]

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Self Storage: How to Attract Millennials

If you were born between 1981 and 2000, you are a millennial. You are the latest ‘must win’ group with disposable income and a desire to do things a little differently. You look to the Internet using mobile technology to find solutions to problems including where to store your personal possessions. You are now part of 27% of the population.

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Counter Terrorism and Transport

Early in June I had the good fortune to attend the Counter Terrorism Seminar arranged by transport specialist solicitors, Backhouse Jones. As always with seminars they produce, it was a superb and informative event, well organised and with top notch speakers from various members of the security services. It would be fair to say the […]

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The Movers & Storers Show Update

The biggest story this month is the NEW Movers & Storers website is now up and running! It is user friendly, clean and easy to navigate. The registration page is also open and ready for you to complete for your FREE entry tickets to the UK’s biggest independent exhibition for the removals and self-storage industries.

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NEW REGS FOR VANS AND REST PERIODS

The EC (sorry, just when you thought it wouldn’t continue to bug you!) has announced proposals to amend both the Drivers Hours Rules and also impose restrictive legislation on small vans.

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BUY A SELF STORE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

We found an interesting article this month in Inside Self-Storage that raises the question of how newbies to the industry might benefit from looking at under-performing self-storage operations rather than starting from scratch.

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IS BRITAIN A NATION OF ‘SELF STORAGE KEEPERS’?

According to a new report, UK residents are likely to utilise self-storage four times more than the French and nine times more than Germans, and this is driving a boom in the self-store sector. However, based on the figures from the US market, there is still room for expansion.

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VAN DRIVER DIES IN CALAIS COLLISION

In the early hours of Tuesday 20 June a Polish van driver who has not been named died near Calais in France after he collided with trucks that had been forced to stop due to tree trunks being left in the road by migrants.

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