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Businesses and outdoor workers are being advised to prepare for severe weather conditions this weekend, which could cause flash flooding and large hailstorms.
There are also continued warnings about a potential heatwave as hot air from the continent is set to move north to the UK over the coming days, with the possibility for parts of the south east to see temperatures in the low 30s Celsius.
Widespread heavy thunderstorms
However, Met Office meteorologists are keeping a very close eye on …Read more
It’s not uncommon to get frustrated at the speed of your internet connection, but when it begins to affect the running of business operations for a company it becomes a whole different problem.
Businesses need high speed broadband to compete and expand. This is especially important for smaller businesses that may be looking to compete with larger organisations and push themselves into new markets.
That’s why a new study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) that shows an …Read more
Ground-breaking plans have been unveiled by councils which would provide 500,000 new homes needed for hard-pressed families by the end of the decade.
The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, is calling for the new houses to be built to help tackle the rising number of householders priced out of getting on the housing ladder.
The latest government figures show that 221,000 new homes are needed every year, however currently, based on …Read more
There is good news for UK drivers with the latest official statistics showing that road deaths and casualties are now at their lowest ever number since records began.
The new Department for Transport road casualty figures show a decrease of 2% in road deaths compared to 2012 and 6% in seriously injured casualties.
So, it seems government safety campaigns and more awareness towards road safety is having a positive impact on British motorists’ driving standards.
The total number of …Read more
With new statistics revealing that more than 4,700 fatal incidents involving at-work drivers have occurred in the last eight years, constructaquote.com believes it is time more was done to improve safety.
Since 2006, 4,726 people have been killed and more than 40,000 seriously injured in collisions involving an at-work driver (not including commuting).
In fact, almost 30% of road deaths and just over 22% of serious casualties occurred in accidents involving at least one at-work driver, …Read more
The first Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest will take place next week, with drivers from around the country looking to display their skills.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) backed competition will take place on July 10 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds as part of the DRIVEit@ van event.
Van drivers who have entered the competition will be put through their paces throughout the day when they will be set five tasks.
Task 1: Driving (fuel economy and driver …Read more
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are benefiting from The Mystery Shopper scheme which is helping them get more business from government contracts.
A new review into The Mystery Shopper service has shown that more smaller companies are finding it easier to apply for and be awarded public contracts, with ministers hailing the project as crucial to the economy.
The scheme, which is now three years-old, shows that 79% of all closed cases have resulted in a positive outcome in opening …Read more
New research has revealed that Brits purchased 70 million electrical gadgets last year. This equates to an average spend of £355 per person on new technological devices such as iPads, Kindles and smart phones.
Despite our evident desire to own the latest gadgets, the research published by Barclays reveales that 29% of the British population could benefit from some technical assistance with many struggling to use their devices.
Keeping up with the Jonses
Some 94% of Brits admit to not …Read more
More than £53 million worth of investment is set to benefit the UK’s construction industry and improve the supply of new homes in the housing market.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, today announced that communities across the UK are set to benefit from thousands of extra homes under new deals revealed by the government.
This will accelerate the construction of more than 7,000 homes on large developments in Manchester, Medway, Swindon and …Read more
Electric vans or cars are considered by many as the cleanest, most efficient and cost-effective vehicles on the road.
However, with 69% of drivers saying they would still not even consider buying an electric vehicle, it appears a lot more needs to be done to win over people’s hearts and minds towards them.
According to the latest study by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), less than 1% of drivers currently already own an electric vehicle in the UK.
It …Read more