UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car production declines -44.6% in August with 51,039 units rolling off factory lines. Ongoing coronavirus crisis stalls efforts to ramp up output with weak demand overseas compounded by heavy domestic losses. Production so far this year down -40.2% with a loss of 348,821 units worth more than £9.5bn to UK car makers. As pandemic’s second wave engulfs UK, sector welcomes new support for jobs but warns that demand-hit manufacturing sector not yet out of…

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Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts Travel, based on the south coast and part of National Express, have been using TruTac compliance control software for over 10 years and in recent times, TruTac’s TruLinks API suite has enabled the company to automatically integrate verified vehicle and driver tachograph data direct into other systems. For example, the powerful vehicle distance data is used in systems such as planning maintenance schedules, fuel usage and vehicle utilisation. Live, verified data is vital for…

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American Airlines to commence flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5

American Airlines to commence flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5

American’s move to Terminal 5, the home of British Airways, will improve the customer experience and strengthen American Airlines and the International Airline Group’s (IAG) Atlantic Joint Business From July 7, American Airlines will begin provisionally operating all flights from London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5, the home of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways. The co-location of American’s operations into Terminal 5, voted best airport terminal in the world six…

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Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, usually known for delivering alongside retailers such as Next, John Lewis and ASOS, has reached out to the big-five UK supermarket chains to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermes has pledged its services to supermarkets through a dedicated online portal, so food can reach the supermarket shelves and shopping baskets of those requiring essentials, at a time of need. The delivery firm is already working with ASDA and Morrisons…

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Axing of Government Subsidy Doubles Demand For Solar Power

Axing of Government Subsidy Doubles Demand For Solar Power

The 1st April is the 1st anniversary of the abolition of the Government’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) for new renewable energy schemes – a financial subsidy that supported the development of green energy generation. Despite predictions that this would halt the growth of clean energy generation, Gloucestershire-based solar power company, Mypower, says this has been a positive benefit for commercial-scale solar power which has since flourished, their own business has doubled in the past year and, thankfully,…

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Energy Firms Warn Of Blackouts During Coronavirus Lockdown

Energy Firms Warn Of Blackouts During Coronavirus Lockdown

Households have been warned to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and gloves nearby as energy networks fight to keep the lights on during the coronavirus lockdown. Electricity networks across Britain have implemented emergency pandemic strategies and all non-essential work has been put on hold. As people follow the Government’s instructions to work from home and stay indoors they are more dependent on the electricity supply than ever before, it is recognised. The National Grid insists that the…

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John Menzies Lets 17,500 Of Its People Go

John Menzies Lets 17,500 Of Its People Go

John Menzies plc, the global aviation services business, has  provided an update on the impact of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the measures the Group is taking to mitigate the risks presented by it. Trading updateFollowing the Group’s preliminary results announcement for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the “FY19 Results”) on 10 March 2020, the impact on our business of the spread of the COVID-19 virus has increased significantly and extended across all…

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FTA: The Industry Needs The Support Of All European Governments

FTA: The Industry Needs The Support Of All European Governments

FTA, the business group representing the UK’s logistics industry, has today  urged all EU member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders, in order to ensure the continuous flow of trade and support essential services, keep shops full and protect the economy.  The call comes after many logistics operators have encountered significant delays at the EU’s internal borders, which is disrupting the delivery of goods, and the integrated…

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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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