Sunday, October 17, 2021

‘Surely the answer is in a test case?’

In recent weeks we have heard from two established business owners having differing opinions in regards the status of self-employed drivers. The HMRC is the...

Regarding self-employed drivers

Regarding the issue of self-employed drivers, I have a contribution which may be of interest. Some years ago I engaged the services of a...

‘Why can’t you park here?’

Just returned from a four-day tour of London for National Holidays. Fortunately, we were based at Docklands so not too bad for parking etc. However,...

‘Message to customers…’

Some of us at the “lower end” of bus operations are getting pretty sick of reading about the gimmicks and gadgets that some others...

‘Familiarisation on roads is still good training’

The conviction of Mr Chun following the Looe disaster leads me to think about my early days in the industry. Firstly, the situation he created was...

‘What’s changed at Wembley Stadium?’

What’s changed at Wembley Stadium? Answer: Absolutely nothing. I have been driving to Wembley Stadium since before the M1 was built. We left the A6...

‘It’s a new world out there’

Del Haggerty points out the need to pay drivers on PAYE unless they trade as a limited liability company (routeONE, Letters, 10 August). This...

‘Regarding freelance drivers’

Regarding the letter on freelance drivers (routeONE, Letters, 10 August), I have been working as a freelance driver for years and have many tax returns...

‘Mixed feelings on Beverley Bell departure’

The shock announcement (routeONE, News, 10 August) that Beverley Bell is to step down from her role as Senior Traffic Commissioner leaves me with...

Stricter rules for diabetes’

Many bus drivers on tablet treatment for diabetes will remember that DVLA tightened up the rules for self-monitoring blood sugar levels a couple of...

Scales Coaches adds an UNVI Compa midicoach

Scales Coaches has become the first operator in Ireland to take delivery of an UNVI vehicle supplied by recently appointed sole agent for the...