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1 Sep 2022

Home Office data has shown more customers leaving shops, restaurants and petrol stations without paying as the cost-of-living crisis bites. The data shows there were 51,486 offences of...

31 Aug 2022

Industry charity GroceryAid has teamed up with Business Debtline to provide support and guidance to the growing number of independent retailers facing debt and unpaid invoices.
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30 Aug 2022

Nearly 14% of small UK businesses expect to close in the next twelve months, according to a new report published by the Federation of Small Businesses.

25 Aug 2022

The Trade Remedies Authority, the UK body that investigates whether new trade remedy measures are needed to counter unfair import practices and unforeseen surges of imports, has proposed that...

24 Aug 2022

The Department for Transport has announced a £12.7m trial to begin later this year, in which GPs in England will be able to prescribe walking or cycling as a way of improving mental and...

23 Aug 2022

Government research has revealed that UK businesses only begin to appreciate the importance of cyber security once the business has sustained a “serious” attack.

18 Aug 2022

Small shops are defined as any shop less than 1,850m² (or 20,000 ft²). There are around 500,000 small shops in England and Wales – accounting for £11.5bn worth of rateable...

18 Aug 2022

Over 100 leading UK retailers have written a joint letter to Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales requesting that violence and abuse against retail workers be made a priority,...

17 Aug 2022

Industry magazine BikeBiz has opened nominations for its annual retailer awards in association with ArmaUrto. Categories include IBD of the Year, Omnichannel Retailer of the Year, and Best...

17 Aug 2022

According to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, retail sales rose in July though the news came with a warning that this could be the “lull before the storm”.

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UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The UK government has now assumed the presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF), leading its work to improve people’s lives across the world through cleaner, safer and more innovative solutions.

In a ceremony held in Leipzig, Germany, the largest gathering of transport ministers in the world will see current president, Morocco, hand over the reins to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

He will use the summit to:

  • Call for a united response against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as focusing on priorities on decarbonisation and road safety.
  • Take part in a demonstration of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – new technology that monitors the road ahead and automatically brakes the car if the driver fails to respond to a collision threat – as well as anti-lock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles.
  • Sign an Air Service Agreement event with Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. It means that crucial transatlantic routes can continue and planes flying from the UK will continue to enjoy the same access they currently have with Canada, helping the UK maintain its place as Europe’s most important aviation hub.
  • Chair meetings of the intergovernmental Zero Emissions Vehicles Transition Council (ZEVTC), which he is expected to use as an opportunity to discuss coordinating industry and government efforts in the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) – which will be key to decarbonising our roads and meeting global climate targets.

For more information see the Press Release: UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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