Chancellor introduces new support for lockdown-hit businesses

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new lockdown on 4 January, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has stepped up with a new financial support offering for the worst hit businesses, including those working in the leisure, hospitality and retail industries. Eligible businesses can now apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per business premises, in […]

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Property market enters 2021 with a bang

Housing market demand surged in the last full business week of 2020, with 63% more sellers and 73% more buyers flooding onto the scene, compared with the week leading up to Christmas.(1) As the deadline for the Stamp Duty tax break on properties over £500,000 looms ever closer, we are seeing a New Year rush to […]

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2021 Financial Standing Levels

It is that time of the year again where we draw your attention to the updated financial standing levels for standard operator licence holders. Albeit, this year, there is an additional change with the rate of finance being set in Pound Sterling as opposed to Euro as The Licensing of Operators and International Road Haulage […]

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Extension to London emission zone set for 2021

In line with the government’s commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2050, further efforts to cut emissions are set to be enforced in 2021. From 25 October next year, central London’s existing Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded, creating a single larger zone bounded by (but not including) the North Circular and South Circular […]

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International haulage – preparing for Brexit

The UK’s Brexit transition period expires on 31 December 2020, with businesses across all sectors facing a raft of new rules from 1 January 2021. Those in the international road transport and haulage sector are arguably among those most affected by the changes that lie ahead. So, what will the sector look like post-Brexit? Paperwork […]

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What next for English agriculture?

On 30 November, the government published its Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024, a document it has termed a “roadmap to a better, fairer farming system”. With just weeks left to go until the UK’s Brexit transition period expires, the UK will no longer be bound by the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from […]

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