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Shortage of HGV drivers has impacted retailers and manufacturers which is just the tip of the iceberg

The current shortage of trained HGV drivers has impacted on retailers and manufacturers across the UK. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Vacancies at all levels of retail… The post Shortage of HGV drivers has impacted retailers and manufacturers which is just the tip of the iceberg appeared first on London Business News…

Night Tube drivers set to stage a series of strikes from November to December

London Underground Night Tube drivers are to stage a series of strikes in a row over staffing numbers. The RMT union have told thousands of their members not to work… The post Night Tube drivers set to stage a series of strikes from November to December appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Private equity firm acquires £4m haulage and logistics company

Winch & Co today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Eclipse Distribution, a haulage and logistics business based in Loughborough, founded in 1989. Winch & Co, a boutique… The post Private equity firm acquires £4m haulage and logistics company appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Bus fares have risen above inflation by 1.7% in the year to March

In the year to March, the Department for Transport (DfT) said bus fares in England have risen by 1.7% and passengers are being hit with above inflation fares. The Consumer… The post Bus fares have risen above inflation by 1.7% in the year to March appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Visa changes welcome news for UK skills shortages, but more is needed

News of amends to visa and immigration requirements for HGV drivers and the introduction of Scale Up Visas is positive news for employers struggling with skills shortages, but shouldn’t be… The post Visa changes welcome news for UK skills shortages, but more is needed appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Expert say Budget ‘buries the hatchet’ between supply chain companies and government

The home delivery company ParcelHero says supply chain organisations have finally seen some positive help from the Government in today’s Budget. The sector has been at odds with the Government… The post Expert say Budget ‘buries the hatchet’ between supply chain companies and government appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Bin drivers quit jobs for better pay which could affect Christmas collections

More and more bin lorry drivers are quitting their jobs for higher paid jobs and can earn as much at £78,000 a year instead of their current salary of £25,000.… The post Bin drivers quit jobs for better pay which could affect Christmas collections appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Bus firms face a Tsunami of shortages as HGV divers salary pays thousands more

The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, which represents National Express and Stagecoach have warned that there is around 4,000 vacancies for bus drivers. Bus drivers who hold a HGV licence… The post Bus firms face a Tsunami of shortages as HGV divers salary pays thousands more appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Transport ‘top up’ is ‘levelling up in practice’ says Chancellor ahead of Budget

As Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil his Budget and spending review this Wednesday, he appeared today on Sky’s “Trevor Phillips on Sunday” where he hailed government plans to “level up” regions with London. Speaking to Phillips, Sunak echoed calls that regional cities should enjoy the same transport links as London and has committed £7…

UK’s post-Brexit supply chain crisis is hitting SMEs hard

KFC is struggling to secure chicken, McDonald’s is finding it hard to make enough milkshakes, and supermarkets have been selling out of bread faster than ever. As each day goes… The post UK’s post-Brexit supply chain crisis is hitting SMEs hard appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

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