Entries by Kymberly Homans

Commercial Drivers Update – TFL

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations. Central and east London Until Sunday 13 August, the IAAF World Championships will be taking place in Stratford and central London. On Sunday 13 August, events will be taking place on closed roads in central […]

Stamp duty causing bottleneck in housing market

The tax is stopping young families from moving to a larger home, a report says, and deterring older people from downsizing. Stamp duty is making the housing crisis worse because it is deterring older homeowners from downsizing, according to a new report. It comes amid a concerted campaign by some Conservatives to convince the Chancellor […]

Week in History

On this week in history (14th to 20th August inclusive) as follows; 1796 – British physician Edward Jenner carries out the first successful vaccination against smallpox 1895 – In the USA, income tax is declared unconstitutional 1900 – The second modern Olympic Games open in Paris and this time women are allowed to compete 1906 […]

Funding boost for local authorities to transform local communities

The government has launched a £54 million package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes. The package comes as part of a new cross-government partnership to make smarter use of government-owned property. DCLG’s £45 million ‘Land Release Fund’, launched in partnership with the Cabinet Office and Local Government Association’s One […]

Major fleet owners trial natural gas lorries

Natural gas powered lorries are to be road-tested by six of the UK’s major fleet operators. Project managed by technology and services firm Air Liquide, the trial will be funded in part by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK. It will see businesses working in the transport and logistics sector, including Kuehne + Nagel, […]

Information For Commercial Drivers

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations. Central and east London From tomorrow, Friday 4 August, until Sunday 13 August, the IAAF World Championships will be taking place in Stratford and central London. On Sunday 6 and 13 August, events will be […]

Week in history

On this week in history (7th to 13th August inclusive) as follows; 1556 – A UFO appears above Basle in Switzerland 1840 – The British Parliament passed a law forbidding the use of children as chimney sweeps 1888 – A killer, ‘Jack the Ripper’ murders a London prostitute 1889 – The screw bottle top is […]

M3 Smart Motorway

Milestone for motorway as junctions 2 to 4a set to open at 70mph Rush-hour drivers on Tuesday August 1 will be the first to experience the fully upgraded road at 70mph. Motorists can breathe a massive sigh of relief, as the M3 Smart Motorway between junctions 2 to 4a will open on Tuesday (August 1). […]

Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new […]

UK Private Rented Sector Report for June

Rent Hikes Hit 14 Month High 31 per cent of letting agents saw rents rise for tenants in June, up from 27 per cent in May Letting agents would like the new Government to focus on improving enforcement for rogue agents, and regulating the sector Rent stock increased marginally last month, while demand dropped slightly […]