Electric Vans Now Require MOT

From 1 September 2018, electric vans which have a gross weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes will no longer be exempt from the requirement to have an MOT if they were first registered on or after 1 March 2015. In other words, these vehicles will need their first MOT on the third anniversary of when they […]

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Keeping Your Eyes on the Road

According to a BBC News report published yesterday, Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands police forces are intending on testing the eyesight of every motorist they stop to ensure that drivers meet the minimum eyesight standards. Officers will be able to request the urgent revocation of a licence by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency […]

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Volumetric Mixers to be brought in line with HGV Regulations

The law currently exempts volumetric operators from the requirement to hold an Operator Licence. The exemption saw these vehicles being defined as “engineering plant” rather than goods vehicles and have therefore been able to operate outside of the operator licensing regime. However, as of 1 September 2018, any operator using volumetric mixers will need to: […]

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Brexit Update: Settlement Statuses and Other Employment Rights

With just nine months remaining until the UK formally exits the EU, it is still very difficult to predict where Brexit will be heading, and therefore it is problematic for employers to know how they should be supporting their employees. However, it is clear that the first aspect to get on top of is the […]

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Caught Short?

What do all drivers have in common? No one wants to be caught short and everyone needs a toilet break, especially when on a long journey. Yet for vocational drivers in the haulage or passenger sector, gaining assess to toilet facilities can be real daily struggle. Having somewhere to freshen up on the road or […]

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Are workers too afraid to be ill?

The Office for National Statistics has recently reported that the number of sick days taken by British workers fell to 4.1 days in 2017, in contrast to the 7.2 days which was the first recorded entry in 1993. Whilst this appears to suggest that sickness amongst employees is declining, according to Sir Gary Cooper of […]

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