Car tax is rising next month – here’s how much more you’ll pay

From April the rate drivers pay for car tax is set to increase. The rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – to give it its correct name – has been prompted by the Government choosing to link the tax to the retail price index (RPI) inflation measure. In 2017 the Government said tax would track […]

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Most consumers not ready for driverless cars, and confused by jargon

Although consumers are considerably more receptive to having semi-autonomous features on their cars than they were, the thought of a fully-autonomous car still puts the majority of people off, according to Auto Trader research. Eight in ten people would be wary of using a car without a human driver A third of consumers have a […]

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Nisa Retail First In The UK To Benefit From New Pallet Tracking Technology

Nisa Retail, the national retailer and groceries wholesaler, is looking to significantly reduce costs associated with supply chain challenges, by being the UK’s first company to use a new pallet-tracking technology offered by CHEP, the end to end supply chain specialist in the FMCG and retail marketplace. CHEP’s digital tracking solution has been offered in […]

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Greater Manchester plans to fine polluting vehicles

High-polluting buses, lorries and taxis could be fined for driving in Greater Manchester under new proposals. The region’s combined authority will vote on plans for a clean air zone that include fines of £100 per day for lorries from 2021. Privately owned cars would not be affected, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) said. Friends of […]

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One month to enter the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

One month to enter the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards Story courtesy of MHWmagazine There is now one month left to enter the annual FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme – launched to celebrate exceptional women reshaping the industry. Nominations are open here until 12 February 2018. With new categories introduced for […]

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Cost of traffic to UK business approaches £1bn

The cost of traffic congestion to UK business has risen by almost £150 million in the past year, according to Latest figures revealed as part of the TomTom Traffic Index reveal congestion is costing UK businesses approximately £915 million a year in lost productivity, up from £767 million in last year’s study. Traffic across the UK’s 25 […]

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Happy New Year

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a prosperous and Happy New Year for 2018. Thank you for your custom in 2017. We looking forward to working with our existing customers and any potential new customers in the new year. Best wishes from Jay and all the team at L12 […]

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Merseyside Pension Fund invests in vehicle targeting UK logistics

Merseyside Pension Fund is among investors in a real estate fund that will focus predominantly on distribution warehouses in the UK. The UK pension fund has committed capital to Barwood Capital’s UK regional property fund, which raised £42m (€48.1m) in a first close. High-net-worth individuals and family offices also invested in what is Barwood Capital’s fourth […]

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Private parking firms issue tickets every seven seconds, data suggests

Requests by private parking companies for vehicle-keeper records rose 28% last year to 4.7m, RAC Foundation finds Parking tickets on a vehicle’s windscreen. Photograph: Alamy Friday 21 April 2017 09.08 BSTLast modified on Friday 21 April 2017 09.15 BST The number of drivers fined by private parking companies in the UK has risen by more than a […]

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Ultra low emission charge to hit London early

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed that a daily charge for the “most polluting” vehicles in London should begin on 8 April 2019. According to the new proposal, diesel vehicles that don’t meet Euro 6 standards will be charged £100 a day if they are a HGV, bus or coach. Khan has also proposed […]

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