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  • G&R Removals to distribute Yamaha pianos across the UK

    Jul 21, 2014
    Following months of planning and negotiations, Yamaha Music Europe has awarded G&R Removals Ltd. London the contract for the UK distribution of Yamaha pianos.
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  • Congestion Charge hike unfair

    Jul 21, 2014
    The 17 per cent increase in the London Congestion Charge for companies on the fleet scheme, announced by Transport for London (TfL) on 28 May is an unfair tax on businesses which have no option other than to use the city’s roads and is higher than the increase for casual users, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
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  • SMEs still reluctant to switch banks

    Jul 21, 2014
    Despite the ongoing concerns over access to finance, charges and calling in loans, small business owners in the UK remain reluctant to switch banks according to the latest research from the Forum of Private Business.
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  • £500m government funding for ultra-low emission vehicles

    Jul 01, 2014
    Robert Goodwill MP, the UK Transport Minister announced at the end of April that the UK government will make £500 million available as part of a comprehensive package of measures intended to support the introduction of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) between 2015 and 2020, including £4 million specifically for HGVs.
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  • Humber Bridge automated tolling on the way

    Jul 01, 2014
    Following on from the plans already made for the Dartford crossing, an automated tolling system to allow HGV's to use the Humber Bridge without visiting a toll booth could be introduced sometime between this autumn and spring 2015, following the introduction of new toll booths.
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  • Traineeships for logistics launches in the UK

    Jul 01, 2014
    Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a Traineeship pilot scheme which will play a vital role in filling the UK’s logistics sector’s skills gap by helping young people who are focussed on getting an apprenticeship or a sustainable job but do not have the skills or experience to compete successfully for vacancies.
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  • Interdean hosting 5-a-side football for Marie Curie

    Jul 01, 2014
    Get your team together and come out to test your footy skills while supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care at Interdean's annual 5-a-side tournament.
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  • Tour de France London Leg: Monday, 7 July

    Jun 26, 2014
    Transport for London has published information on travel disruption as a result of the Tour De France’s London leg on Monday, 7 July.
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  • Tenniswood joins the ranks of AIM

    Jun 24, 2014
    Tenniswood Removals and Storage recently joined the Alliance of Independent Movers (AIM), the UK's newest trade association.
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  • Skills for Logistics confirms CEO tenure

    Jun 23, 2014
    Dr Ross Moloney’s tenure as CEO has been confirmed by the Skills for Logistics (SfL) Board. Having initially been appointed in the provisional role of acting CEO in September 2013, Dr Moloney immediately created the ‘Attract, Develop, Support’ motif. This concisely encapsulates the role of Skills for Logistics in addressing the key challenges facing a logistics sector that needs more recruits and to provide better training and greater skills.
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  • Little red car competition

    Jun 23, 2014
    In The Mover (April 2014, Page 6) Niall Mackay offered a prize of a bottle of wine to anyone who could identify the make and model of a rather sweet little car that was languishing in his warehouse.
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  • John Mason International celebrate 130 years in business

    Jun 23, 2014
    John Mason International is celebrating 130 years in business this year.
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  • Changes to parental leave should not be taken lightly

    Jun 23, 2014
    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has challenged ‘old fashioned’ workplace attitudes to caring for children.
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  • Disgruntled employees must contact Acas first

    Jun 23, 2014
    From 6 April Pre-Claim Conciliation (PCC) became Early Conciliation and anyone thinking of making an Employment Tribunal claim needs to notify Acas first. Acas will then try and resolve the dispute quickly without the need for legal action.
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  • Ichthycyclotron raises funds to fight rare skin condition

    Jun 20, 2014
    In October 2012 Flame Recruit Ltd’s General Manager Steve Maples' son Daniel was born 6 weeks premature with a rare skin condition called Ichthyosis.
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  • Late payment remains a concern for SMEs

    Jun 17, 2014
    Despite positive news on the UK economy, the continuing culture of late payment remains a concern for many small businesses according to the latest research from the Forum of Private Business.
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  • Will you sponsor Gemma?

    Jun 17, 2014
    On 14 September, Gemma Beattie, daughter of Robert Beattie from Lomond Removals in Glasgow is entering her first ever Ironman event: Ironman Wales, in Pembrokeshire.
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  • Brits still say moving home is stressful

    Jun 16, 2014
    Despite the continual efforts to improve the quality of moves and to provide excellent customer service that ‘exceeds customer expectations’, moving home still ranks as the number one most stressful life activity according to a study of 2,000 people by moving services comparison site Buzzmove.
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  • Fox takes delivery of new Euro 6 DAF

    Jun 16, 2014
    Fox Moving and Storage has taken delivery of a new super clean DAF 10 tonne van believed to be one of the first Euro 6 removals vehicles in the UK.
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  • European Commission calls for higher property taxes in UK

    Jun 04, 2014
    A report published by the European Commission on 3 June, 2014 is calling for the UK government to increase taxes on higher value homes and adjust the Help to Buy Scheme in an effort to stem the rapid increase in house prices and increase availability.
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