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Archive for October , 2009

Digital tachographs: time change

Friday 23rd October 2009

Operators are reminded that on Sunday (25 October) the clocks go back one hour at 01:00hrs.

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DVLA contingency arrangements during Royal Mail industrial action

Friday 23rd October 2009

FTA has learnt that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is putting in place contingency arrangements during the period of Royal Mail industrial action.

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Technique 'maps' crash suspect

Friday 23rd October 2009

As Mohammed Patel is jailed for deliberately causing car crashes to make false insurance claims, the use of so-called

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Directors: A failure to pay tax can lead to personal liability on insolvency

Thursday 22nd October 2009

Following the decision of the High Court in the case of E D Games Limited [2009], a director of a company which is in financial difficulties, who is responsible for the company’s failure to pay tax, could potentially face personal liability as a result of that failure.

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FREE: Company Health Check

Thursday 22nd October 2009

In times of uncertainty and financial pressures it is important to ensure that your internal business structures and systems are working for you, rather than against you

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Shareholders Agreement - Critical or Not?

Tuesday 13th October 2009

A shareholders agreement is perhaps one of the most critical documents that a privately owned company can have.

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Man admits false bus crash claim

Tuesday 13th October 2009

A man who claimed compensation for injury after a bus crash has admitted in court that he was not on board the vehicle at the time of the collision.

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Abnormal Indivisible Loads (AIL): proposed speed limit increase

Thursday 8th October 2009

The Highways Agency is proposing to increase the speed limits for certain AIL vehicles with a gross weight of between 150 and 250 tonnes on motorways and dual carriageways.

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Road freight activity: traffic falls sharply in 2008

Thursday 8th October 2009

New data on road freight activity in Great Britain shows hgv activity falling sharply in 2008 as the economy slowed and entered recession.

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Hgv annual testing: FTA maintains cautious support for Authorised Testing Facilities

Thursday 8th October 2009

FTA has responded to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency’s (VOSA) consultation with industry on the development of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs). Under the plans, 80 per cent of hgv testing will be undertaken by VOSA staff at private premises by 2012.

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Cap on a "week's pay"

Thursday 1st October 2009

On 1st October 2009, the cap on a "week's pay" for calculating statutory redundancy payments and unfair dismissal compensation will increase from £350 to £380.

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The Operator Licence Regulation

Thursday 1st October 2009

This will introduce a uniform system of operator licensing across all member states of the European Union, which is not too different from the successful GB model already in place.

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Road accidents: fall to 'all time' lows

Thursday 1st October 2009

The Department for Transport has published the statistical report Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2008: Annual Report.

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