Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber has had its licence to operate in London revoked by TFL, after drivers who were not licenced or insured conducted a staggering 14,000 rides, putting passenger safety at risk.  It is not the first time the company has come under fire for not validating the true identity of its drivers. According to James Stickland, CEO at authentication platform Veridium, as we move into 2020, companies must absolutely focus on an identity verification approach that…

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Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

With an increase in the number of large goods vehicles expected on Britain’s roads to meet demand for deliveries over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period, Network Rail is issuing a plea to drivers to always check the height of their vehicles before making their journeys.  Research carried out by Network Rail has shown that 52 per cent of lorry drivers do not take low bridges into account when planning their route, and 43 per cent admitted…

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Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution, the UK’s first and largest 100% electric delivery fleet, has delivered its ten millionth parcel emission free, saving a total estimated 2.3 million kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery vehicles, demonstrating the positive impact that green delivery can have. The firm, which pioneered parcel deliveries using electric vehicles (EVs) is also celebrating 10 years in business in which it has: Grown the Gnewt and Menzies Distribution fleet to more…

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UK’s First C2C Courier Launches In London

UK’s First C2C Courier Launches In London

Peyk has launched London’s first consumer to consumer (C2C) courier service, to change the way Londoners send each other things. Across Asia and The Middle East when you want to send something to a friend or a member of your family, you don’t use the post, you use a C2C courier, a service that Peyk has now brought to London. Let’s say you’ve gone to visit a friend and left your keys at her house, without…

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Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Leading consumer delivery company Hermes UK has launched a new initiative to help address the UK driver shortage and enable unemployed workers to gain valuable skills and the possibility of full-time employment.  It is designed to ensure the company has its own ‘talent pipeline’ and is prepared for any future legislation and possible Brexit impact. The new “Road to Logistics” programme is funded through the company’s Apprenticeship Levy and will see Hermes recruit a number…

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National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

Teleopti announced today that National Express, the largest operator of coach services in the UK, is using its workforce management (WFM) solution to create schedules for over 160 frontline employees, working complex shift patterns in its customer service centre. The National Express contact centre supports ticket sales and assistance to customers of its bus and coach services every day of the year. The customer service teams also manage online queries. The customer service centre handles…

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175 new construction jobs created every day as Britain enjoys employment boom

175 new construction jobs created every day as Britain enjoys employment boom

Employment has hit its highest rate since World War Two, with official figures showing there are now 2.7million people in work The recent employment boom has been a blessing for those in the construction industry, new figures have revealed, followed closely by hotel, restaurant, shop and IT workers. An average of 1,000 people are getting back into work each day as the employment rate hits the highest level since World War Two. Staggering numbers of…

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Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

That’s according to a new statistical report published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which details energy statistics from across the fourth quarter of the year and provisional annual data for the whole of 2018. It shows 111TWh of electricity was generated from renewable sources, as a result of a 9.7% increase in capacity to 44.4GW. Increasing output from oil, bioenergy and waste, wind and solar contributed to total energy production…

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Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

uSwitch believes this could happen if suppliers increase their rates to match the level of the cap That’s according to price comparison and switching service uSwitch, which expects 15 million energy customers on standard variable tariffs (SVTs) to see their bills increase by more than £100 a year as the price cap level rises to an average of £1,254 per year. The organisation warns suppliers are likely to up their rates to the level of…

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UK Businesses Offered Fully Funded Solar Energy and Storage Solution

UK Businesses Offered Fully Funded Solar Energy and Storage Solution

Statkraft has announced a new partnership with redT to provide a fully financed solar and storagesolution with 100% renewable energy for businesses in the UK. Claimed to be the first offering of its kind in the country, the solution is expected to enable businesses to save up to 20% on their bills over the next 25 years. Statkraft will provide a long term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar and battery storage technology, alongside a 100% renewable supply deal from its…

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