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New face mask rules mean a £100 fine for anyone who breaks the law from today

Members of the public are being warned that £100 penalty fines will apply from Monday as new laws on face coverings come into force across England. Anyone travelling on public transport or entering a hospital must cover their nose and mouth, and those who break the law could face an on-the-spot fine. More than 3,000…
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June 15, 2020 0

FRC’s former chairman joins private equity firm Carlyle

Simon Dingemans, who stepped down as chairman of the UK accounting watchdog in May after just eight months, has resurfaced at US private equity firm Carlyle Group. Mr Dingemans will join Carlyle immediately as a managing director in charge of UK buyouts, and will oversee healthcare deals across Europe, the company said. Carlyle raised a…
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June 14, 2020 0

What is the future for the UK taxi industry post Covid-19? – The London Economic

For many city dwellers the dramatic improvement in air quality they have experienced over the past few weeks has been a welcome silver lining to the daily traumas of Covid-19. However, as lockdown begins to be relaxed and people need to return to work, how are urban centres going to balance environmental, health and safety…
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June 11, 2020 0

Tristar Worldwide begins 45-day consultation process with workers

Addison Lee Group chauffeur division Tristar Worldwide has started a 45-day consultation with some of its workers, according to GMB London. The company is looking to make redundancies following a slump in trade caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. GMB, the union for private hire and chauffer drivers, strongly objects to Tristar beginning the consultation process…
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May 29, 2020 0

C-charge rise blows hole in back-to-work plan, Sadiq Khan told

Sadiq Khan today came under renewed attack for his plan to raise the congestion charge to £15 and to temporarily increase its hours. The levy, up from £11.50, is due to start on June 22, when the charge will also be extended to the weekends and be enforced until 10pm each night, rather than until…
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May 26, 2020 0

After Acquisition, RMA and Addison Lee Plan for Post-Covid-19 Rebound

Addison Lee’s Michael Fogarty (left) and RMA’s Robert Alexander talk: The impetus behind and the benefits of the acquisition Covid-19 safety measures Projections for return of business travel RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation earlier this year acquired the North American division of U.K.-based Addison Lee Group, creating a combined network of more than 25,000 customers and…
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May 22, 2020 0