Road Haulage Association welcomes HMRC success

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The Road Haulage Association notes with interest HMRC’s successful court case against a former managed service company (MSC) that encouraged individuals to set up limited companies in order to avoid income tax and national insurance. Costelloe Business Services provided a £9 million tax avoidance scheme in which users of the scheme … Continue reading

RHA rejects Brussels threat to HGV levy

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The Road Haulage Association has strongly criticised the European Commission’s decision to challenge the legality of the HGV road user levy, introduced two years ago. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: ‘This challenge is nonsense. The levy breaks neither the letter nor spirit of EU law. Brussels was fully … Continue reading

Licence checking added to FTA compliance tool

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a new update to its innovative Visionfta compliance software so operators can keep a day-to-day check on their drivers’ licences. The new addition allows users to view alerts from FTA partner Licence Bureau when logged in to Visionfta, creating a seamless link between the … Continue reading

Ford CV sales at an all time high

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Ford commercial vehicle sales were at their second highest ever in 2015 and last month achieved an all-time best-ever record. Last year CV registrations exceeded 100,000, maintaining Ford’s position as the UK’s favourite, which has been held for the past 50 years. Ford Transit has led the UK CV sector … Continue reading