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.
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.
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.
Planning consultancy Turley has appointed Amy Gilham as head of logistics, taking over from David Smith who is joining Turley’s client IM Properties.
The RHA has welcomed a new funding package by the Department for Education for Trailblazer apprenticeships from April next year.