Upcoming Changes to The National Living Wage: What Every Employer Needs to Know

What is the National Minimum Wage?  The National Minimum Wage in the UK is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to within the UK.  The pay rates are calculated annually by the Government, with recommendations from... - Read more


Women drivers – your country needs you!

During the second world war, women were called upon to undertake jobs that were, at the time, predominantly confined to men. Manufacturing, transport, farming - whatever was needed to support the country in its time of need – women were... - Read more


Desperately Seeking Drivers

According to the Road Haulage Association, tens of thousands of HGV driving tests have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions leading to an increase in demand for drivers to keep the UK’s supply chain moving. The vision of empty supermarket shelves... - Read more


30 Years in business - what’s all the fuss about?

2021 is a milestone for The Best Connection as it marks 30 years in the temporary employment industry.  OK you might think, but why is this such a big deal?  Setting up and launching a business is an exciting venture.... - Read more


VE Day draws timely parallel with war on Covid-19

Thankfully, for most British citizens the experience of war is only gleaned through the lens of the TV, Internet or from news and historical information. Processing the reality of these events is near impossible for the onlooker.  For this reason,... - Read more


New UK Immigration policy – how will we all cope?

January 31st, 2020 came and went and the dust is slowly settling.  The UK is out of the EU and many businesses that rely on temporary or seasonal workers have expressed concern about how they are going to sustain their... - Read more


Warehouse jobs - on the line?

The broader question under consideration in this blog is whether some manual jobs are under threat due to advancements in technology.  If you have the chance to look at companies such as Boston Dynamics, (www.bostondynamics.com) you will be astounded by... - Read more


Reducing our carbon tyre print

A recent report issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) unveils some interesting trends in road transport carbon emissions.  With a positive transition to more fuel efficient vehicles, including broader uptake of electric cars and lorries, anecdotally, one may... - Read more


Vera is quiet, understated and the future of bulk logistics

A quiet revolution has begun.  Talk around the real application of autonomous vehicles in a commercial context has been, up to this point, mostly exploratory.  Nevertheless, the tide of change towards a more efficient and greener logistics model is now... - Read more


EU Speed limiters to improve safety – but at what cost?

2022 will see the introduction of mandatory speed limiters in all new cars.  This EU initiative, which will be adopted by the UK irrespective of the Brexit outcome, will, according to research, reduce traffic accidents by 30% which equates to... - Read more

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