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BIFA calls for support on apprenticeship initiative

The British International Freight Association is calling on the industry to support a proposal for a freight forwarding apprenticeship standard. This comes after an expression of interest was made by an employer group behind an apprenticeship standard.

CPC training must stay flexible, says FTA

Responding to proposed revisions to the European Commission’s Driver CPC Directive, the FTA has said that driver training must remain flexible.

FTA offers 200 driver apprenticeships

The FTA has been given £1 million in government funding to train up to 200 HGV drivers. The funding will be the last government investment that doesn’t involve contributions from employers – this follows the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017.

Supply chain salaries to rise 11pc

Salaries for mid-level supply chain professionals are set to increase by 11 per cent in 2017, according to a salary survey by consultancy Robert Walters. This compares to 4 per cent on average across all levels of seniority in 2017.

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Pall-ex celebrates anniversary

International palletised freight network Pall-Ex has just celebrated its 20th Anniversary.The palletised freight sector has changed significantly in 20 years, according to its founder Hilary Devey CBE.

Supply chain needs greater liquidity

Greater liquidity in the supply chain would improve overall business performance, according to the first Supply Chain Funding Index, which has been launched by Urica, the supply chain finance specialist, in conjunction with YouGov and economist Dr John Ashcroft.

Haulage operators unaware of new tax

Many haulage operators are unaware of the new ‘apprenticeship levy’ tax which comes into force from April 2017, the RHA has said. The association said that the only way to avoid simply losing the tax money is to gain it back as funding for an apprenticeship.

FTA revises Truck Excellence to meet FORS standard

The FTA is amending its Truck and Van Excellence scheme to retain TfL recognition as an equivalent to the new FORS standard. The newest FORS standard, ‘4.0’, was launched on 9th November.

New head of logistics for Turley

Planning consultancy Turley has appointed Amy Gilham as head of logistics, taking over from David Smith who is joining Turley’s client IM Properties.