The rules of the Underlying Agreement do not allow us to add a facility to an umbrella agreement or underlying agreement in the final two months of any target period or during the whole of the final Target Period.  What this means in practice is that we need to have received your application (with all relevant supporting evidence) in sufficient time for us to be able to: determine the application issue the proposed underlying agreement receive the operator’s assent to […]

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A Quality management system can benefit any business, whether it is one person working alone or a multi-national organization. For some businesses, knowing where to start is a problem and the idea of implementing a formal standard seems too difficult.  ‘The Little book of quality management for small businesses’ demystifies quality management by explaining key ideas in simple language and giving practical examples that readers can identify with.  Based on ISO 9001:2015, it illustrates how simple changes can improve customer service, […]

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Re-issue of underlying agreements. In December 2016 the CCA Administration Regulations were amended to implement Government’s decision to increase the buy-out fee price from £12 to £14 per tonne carbon dioxide equivalent, from the start of the third Target Period (commencing 1 January 2017).  On 30 December 2016 we served variation notices on all sector associations and operators holding agreements at that time to amend the rules to reflect this change.  We advised our intention to re-issue both the umbrella […]

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Robert Hardy of FSDF member Oakland Invicta a key contributor to a new food safety Guide being developed in partnership with Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), will address delegates at the FSDF Safety Management Conference in Leicester on Tuesday 15th May. A dedicated conference covering key issues pertinent to the logistics industry, Director at Oakland International – experts in distribution and logistics and Oakland Invicta – specialists at reducing food losses due to […]

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FSDF has appointed a new Chief Executive to follow Chris Sturman who will be retiring after nine years at the helm. Shane Brennan, who joins the Federation in mid July, is an experienced trade association leader and communications professional. He joins the FSDF from the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents farmers and landowners. As External Affairs Director, he led the media, political, publishing and digital business. Before CLA, he was a longstanding member of the leadership team […]

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North East based tech firm and FSDF associate member Grid Smarter Cities is thrilled to announce that they have placed in #7 place in the 2018 IP League Table! The IP League Table is developed by Metis Partners, and ranks UK companies based on their IP assets and value. Grid is a platform company of smart city solutions and systems that envisages the city of the near future as “digital, connected and convenient”; its expertise and patented products aim to […]

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International development organisation Transaid is on track to achieve exceptional results in its Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in Adamawa State, Nigeria, with its programme staggeringly transporting more than 16,500 pregnant women to a registered health facility since the scheme began in July 2013. Results from an ETS user survey conducted last year saw 5,955 trips recorded – the highest number in a 12-month period since the scheme began – with 90 per cent of local women interviewed stating that they […]

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Some of the foremost transport and logistics employers and best-known training organisations have submitted entries for the Talent in Logistics Awards 2018, while more leading businesses from the industry have also confirmed their support for the event.      Almost 100 different companies, including some of the biggest names in the logistics industry, have submitted nominations for their best individuals, teams and programmes as part of this year’s Talent in Logistics Awards.  Transport operators and 3PLs such as Tesco, Lidl, […]

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Food supply chain expert and FSDF member Fowler Welch has won additional business from long-standing customer Worldwide Fruit, doubling the volume of product stored and distributed via its national network. The additional growth has been realised in two key areas. Firstly, an increase in services involved in serving one of their key accounts, distributing predominantly apples and pears from both the Spalding and Teynham depots, as well as Worldwide Fruit’s Kent pack houses. The additional quantity of pallets to be […]

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All FSDF CCA members are invited to attend a Climate Change Agreement Training Workshop on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at the Jacobs offices in Cheadle Heath, Stockport. Workshop places will be managed on a first come, first served basis, and there are limited places so please reserve your place early to be sure you secure one. To book your place, please email cclevy@jacobs.com and be sure to include the below information: CCA Target Unit identifier : CSDF/T00XXX Name(s) and role(s) […]

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