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Archive for February , 2012
Backhouse Jones head to Africa to support Kenya’s Children Home
Civil servants Nick Denton and Kevin Rooney have been appointed as Traffic Commissioners (TCs) for the South Eastern and Metropolitan and North Eastern traffic areas respectively.
In 2010 there were 7,103 accidents recorded in the UK involving HGV drivers who had exceeded their permitted hours. The figure for 2009 was 7013.
52% of European hauliers think that their fleets are unlikely to achieve CO2 reductions of more that 10%, despite the EU target of making 20% savings by 2020.
The haulage industry has been picked out as a sector with acute over-capacity where consolidation amongst operators is likely.
Record numbers of businesses are paying suppliers late in what the Institute of Credit Management has called an "epidemic".
The dates when SMEs have to enrol all employees in a company pension scheme have been put back to allay fears that the requirement may impose undue burdens on businesses in the current difficult economic climate.
New laws coming into force in October 2012 under the Pensions Act 2008 will require all employers to automatically enrol eligible job holders into a pension scheme. Employers will be able to voluntarily start enrolling their employees from July 2012.
The Government has announced plans for a special four-day jubilee weekend which will involve putting back the late May bank holiday to Monday 4 June 2012 and adding an additional Jubilee bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June 2012