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  • Will the UK be ready for the end of transition? “Not a chance,” says RHA

    Sep 24, 2020
    Following receipt of a letter from Michael Gove MP on 22 September detailing the UK government’s ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ planning, the RHA remains extremely sceptical about the UK government’s readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period.
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  • Tony Allen: And finally... Taking the time

    Sep 21, 2020
    I remember as a child how the last few expectant days before Christmas would seem like a lifetime. Of course now I have a much better understanding of what a lifetime actually is. Although the reality seems to have gone much more quickly than original childish expectation.
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  • Pavement parking: UK government launches consultation

    Sep 21, 2020
    On 31 August the UK government launched an open consultation, ‘Pavement parking: options for change’, which will seek views on the often controversial subject of vehicles obstructing public footpaths in England. The consultation will close on 22 November, 2020.
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  • The fine art difference

    Sep 21, 2020
    Jean-Luc Haddad from Grospiron in Paris explains why he and his son, Axel, decided to expand into the fine art moving and storage business.
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  • Whitehall ‘roundtable’ Brexit meeting was a washout, says RHA

    Sep 18, 2020
    The optimism resulting from Michael Gove’s swift response to the RHA chief executive’s urgent request for a roundtable meeting to discuss the UK government’s preparedness for the end of the Brexit transition was at best misplaced.
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  • DVSA announces future UK roadworthiness testing plans

    Sep 18, 2020
    DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) has announced how the roadworthiness testing of lorries and trailers in the UK will be managed in the coming months. From September 2020 to March 2021 a three-month extension will apply for all vehicles and trailers.
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  • The High Court rules on business interruption insurance test case

    Sep 16, 2020
    On 15 September The High Court handed down its judgment on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case.
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  • Repatriating pets during the COVID pandemic

    Sep 16, 2020
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life around the world, many expats are returning home to weather the storm and take shelter in more familiar surroundings. For those with children there are the added complications of changing schools and the trauma of leaving friends behind, to say nothing of the family pets who may not be able to travel, at least not at the same time.
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  • Consider health holistically when supporting an international workforce

    Sep 16, 2020
    Helping international employees stay healthy, especially during a pandemic, is a major challenge for managers. Here healthcare specialist Towergate Health & Protection discusses some of the problems and how to protect overseas workers.
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  • Ian Waters marries Valentina Semeraro

    Sep 14, 2020
    Ian Waters, General Manager of OMNI, married Valentina Semeraro on 25 July, 2020 at a small ceremony for family and friends at Hartsfield Manor in Surrey.
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  • UK government amends Driver CPC training rules

    Sep 14, 2020
    The UK Department for Transport has introduced changes to the Driver CPC regulations aimed at making the compulsory training more relevant to the individual requirements of HGV drivers.
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  • Move One moves into Niger

    Sep 14, 2020
    Move One has opened a new office in Niamey, the capital city of Niger, Africa.
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  • Family relocates from historic Irish castle after 840 years

    Sep 14, 2020
    Moving the contents of an exquisite Irish castle would be a challenging task at the best of times but when it is perhaps the oldest family-owned residential castle in Ireland, the challenge becomes monumental.
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  • Gove agrees to meet RHA to discuss customs and border concerns

    Sep 09, 2020
    Within a week of RHA Chief Executive, Richard Burnett making an urgent request to Michael Gove MP in his capacity as Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Association has received a reply from Mr Gove’s office confirming that he will arrange a roundtable discussion between industry representatives and members of the Cabinet Office.
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  • PALLITE achieves Planet Mark certification

    Sep 09, 2020
    PALLITE, an international designer and manufacturer of paper board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has been awarded The Planet Mark, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection.
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  • Roeland Delfgaauw joins GMP

    Sep 09, 2020
    Roeland Delfgaauw has joined Global Mobility Partners SA de CV (GMP) in Mexico City as the company’s director partner relations.
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  • IAM aims to represent all movers ​

    Sep 08, 2020
    The International Association of Movers (IAM) has announced a new member-led initiative: The United States Domestic Asset-Based Mover Task Force (DAB) which brings together independent movers and van line agents in the country. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the backbone of the world’s largest moving market with a voice and an advocate for their businesses.
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  • Weekly currency market update from Hawk FX - 7 September, 2020

    Sep 08, 2020
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  • UK house sales at thirteen-year high

    Sep 08, 2020
    The National Association of Estate Agents’ (NAEA) Propertymark July Housing Market Report shows that one in ten properties sold for more than the original asking price, a trend that has continued for a second month.
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  • Editor's column: Not the new normal

    Sep 07, 2020
    There is a lot of talk about the New Normal. It’s a phrase that is run out whenever there is a change in the way things are to be done and, in many cases, it’s accurate. I remember it being used over the C-TPAT scheme that came in a few years ago and in all those column inches we gave over to the IMO SOLAS regulations back in 2016/17.
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