IR35 changes – engaging drivers through personal service companies

Do you engage drivers through their own personal service companies directly or through an agency? Have you reviewed the basis upon which you engage these drivers? Are you aware that some changes are due to come into effect in April 2020? Are you comfortable that you will be IR35-compliant when the changes come into effect in April 2020? With ef......

Self-employed drivers: elephants are not giraffes

As they say: ‘if it’s grey and has a trunk then it’s likely to be an elephant – even if you call it a giraffe.’ The Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued (17 July 2018) many draft changes to the Statutory Documents which give guidance and directions to Traffic Commissioners and which also provide very useful information for drivers, transport man......

Worry in the transport sector about recruitment

Road Transport and Logistics business owners and managers are concerned about the continuing shortage in the number of drivers, according to a straw poll taken at an event for the transport sector in Ipswich today. Over two thirds of delegates raised their hands when asked if they had seen a deterioration in driver recruitment in the past thre......

What if your employee driver has lost their licence to drive – but you don’t know?

Recent coverage of the appalling M1 minibus fatal crash has led to debate about employers not being informed when their employee drivers have lost their driving licence. In this case in March 2018, one driver was jailed for 14 years for causing death by dangerous driving and the other driver received 40 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to......

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