Staying legal – invaluable stuff
GMB and Plan have both asked TfL if they are happy to consent to PHVs and taxis being used as courier vehicles as part of their licensing conditions. This follows the launch of new app-based services for arranging a courier service using London Taxi’s.
Some companies view road risk as managing compliance and not managing the risk itself. Employers should have the basic elements of managing safety in place, but frequently there is very little actual day-to-day management.
Companies need to be aware that reciprocal arrangements could leave them exposed under duty of care regulations, after figures show that rising numbers of foreign motorists are using a legal loophole to get a British licence without taking a driving test in the UK.
ON April 08, 2019, be prepared if you drive your van into London. Be prepared for the start of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ is separate to the Congestion Charge which continues in place. However, the ULEZ will replace the current T-charge. It is being introduced one year earlier than originally announced. Why is London introducing a [...]
GREAT news for London-based trades ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone introduction (April, 2019): there's a new scrappage scheme for older, more polluting vans. Announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, it's worth £23 million and aimed at supporting businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The London van scrappage scheme is designed to be in place ahead of [...]