FIRE DESTROYS CROYDON SELF STORE

It appears hundreds of people have lost their belongings after a major fire in Shurgard’s self-store property in Purley Way, Croydon. The fire is said to have started around 7.45pm on Monday, and thankfully no injuries were reported.

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EU PROPOSALS IN EVENT OF ‘NO DEAL’

We understand from a press release issued by the RHA on 19 December 2018 that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission plans to allow UK and EU operators to maintain the movement of goods between the UK and other EU member states until the end of December 2019.

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2019 O LICENSE FINANCE RULES

In early December the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain published their revised financial criteria for haulage, bus and coach operators. The new financial standing levels came into force on 1st January.

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SHOULD US MOVING TRENDS HAVE US WORRIED?

According to a recent story in the Movers Search Group newsletter, Americans are moving less frequently. That is bad for their economy, and potentially sends warning signals to ours. 

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SELF EMPLOYED… OR NOT?

A recent case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal has clarified the approach that should be taken when determining whether or not a staff member is employed or self-employed.

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2018 SHOW REPORT

Changing our venue for the show is never a decision we take lightly, and it always causes a few sleepless nights. We worry about the floor plan designs, the set up logistics, and whether or not anyone will turn up! However, this year we needn’t have worried. The 2018 Movers & Storers Show held at […]

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ECMT Permits – Act Now!

If you carry out removals to and from Europe, you need to read this….ECMT permit applications open this week: international hauliers must apply – or miss out!

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Time to look at your wages bill?

There seems to be a fairly major shortage of qualified drivers and removals staff at the moment, and we’re convinced that Brexit isn’t the only factor at play here…

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How to avoid more staff shortages

During a panel debate entitled ‘Holding onto European Staff’ at the recent Movers & Storers Show, we asked whether the industry is sleepwalking into a recruitment crisis…

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Self Storage still on the rise

It seems there is one sector of business that never fails to maintain or grow period by period – self-storage. Big Yellow have just announced like for like revenue increases of 7% both in occupancy and rate. Safestore, another major player, also reported an increase in revenue which is around 10% in the three months […]

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House building gathers pace

We found this story in the HMG Press Releases but are not sure whether you want to know about the number of new homes being built in any period. There is a knock on effect from new house builds that will actually affect your number of moves or the number of self-store units being rented. […]

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