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Drivers’ hours relaxation rules extended

Drivers’ hours relaxation rules extended

DfT has announced that it will continue its relaxation of drivers' hours rules until midnight on 10 February 2022. If you used the previous relaxation, you must complete and submit the follow-up notification form by 16 January 2022, the Department for Transport (DfT)...

Boxing Bout Bonanza

Boxing Bout Bonanza

Following the success of Felixstowe Rotary Club’s last charity boxing dinner, they’ve decided to do it all again - 20th May 2022.In what will be Rotary’s seventh boxing evening, this year’s event will take place on Friday 20th May at The Brackenbury Sports Centre,...

2021 – A year in review from a tax expert

2021 – A year in review from a tax expert

From bumper pandemic budgets to freeports and the furlough scheme, it has been a busy year in the world of finance.So, another pandemic year is behind us. 2021 has been a year of turbulence, for sure, but also one of resilience, of heart – of keeping (relatively) calm...

New year sees launch of new rail connection

New year sees launch of new rail connection

Felixstowe is at the heart of the intermodal revolution. The 38th daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. Operated by GB Railfreight for Maritime Transport, the service connects the port with Birch Coppice in the Midlands. The new...

Freeport East passes major Milestone

Freeport East passes major Milestone

The new low tax, low regulation zone is due to start operating at the end of the month. Freeport East has moved a significant step closer to fulfilling its vision. The government has formally approved the outline business case; the three tax sites in Felixstowe,...

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

Christmas spirit alive and kicking. It’s great to report on two local organisations spreading some Christmas cheer in their support of others. Following Felixstowe Port Users’ Association decision to cancel its Christmas Charity Ball due to the upsurge in Covid cases,...

Delayed customs declarations period set to end

Delayed customs declarations period set to end

Make sure your business isn’t caught out. With the New Year comes another important Brexit deadline – this time an end to the period for delayed customs declarations. The shake-up will have a big impact on trade with the continent, and it is vital businesses are...