Tags: transport

Alphabet aims to kick-start EV adoption in the UK

Alphabet, the corporate mobility specialist that manages more than 120,000 cars in the UK, is seeking to more than double the adoption of plug-in electric cars from 4,200* to 10,000 in the next three years, through a new initiative targeted at businesses. Central to this bold strategy is the launch of a new business consultancy…

London firms optimistic about the economy but roads continue to be a problem

The majority of London’s businesses feel much more optimistic about prospects for the economy over the next six months, according to the CBI/KPMG London Business Survey published today. This is a substantial increase on the last quarter and the highest level of optimism recorded since the end of 2010. The majority of the capital’s firms…

Part-time workers paying hundreds for rail travel they never use

Part-time workers who commute by train are losing hundreds of pounds a year because of the lack of part-time season tickets, according to Campaign for Better Transport. With the Government trying to get more people back into work and record numbers of part-time workers, Campaign for Better Transport is calling on the Government to consult…

Shortage of trainers for UK truck drivers could lead to transport crisis

24-7 Training warns that UK truck drivers will not complete Driver CPC Training in time, threatening a potential freight and transportation crisis. 24-7 Training has warned that if UK truck drivers don’t start to train soon that there will be a shortfall of training capacity and drivers will struggle to complete the 35 hours of…

Aftermath of the riots leave employers struggling

Across London and other parts of the UK businesses have been faced with the aftermath of damaged premises. For those who’s businesses were not sabotaged in the riots there employees found it difficult, and some unable to make it into work, after three nights of rioting. Bar Huberman, employment law editor at XpertHR, explained that,…

Commuting costs are a huge barrier to work, says TUC

Commenting on the latest figures for commute times, published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘The link between long commute times and high earnings suggests that transport costs are a huge barrier to people looking for work outside their local area. ‘Politicians with free travel passes…

Cuts in the use of first class travel is costing UK business’ £15,624 in lost productivity per employee every year. Nearly half of business travellers revealed their employers had stopped their First Class travel despite 86 percent of business passengers admitting to being more productive when travelling in first class. More than 70 percent of…