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Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 February to 24 March 2016

This publication was withdrawn on 19 February 2016

This notification has been withdrawn early. It has been superseded by the notification on the Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016[1].

From: Department for Transport[2] First published: 17 February 2016 Part of: Drivers’ hours: rules and guidance, Road safety and Freight[3][4][5]

A temporary relaxation relating to large goods vehicles which expires at midnight 24 March 2016.

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Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 February to 24 March 2016[6]

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As the result of the Scottish government fully reopening the Forth Road Bridge to all traffic ahead of schedule, this temporary relaxation relating to large goods vehicles has been withdrawn early. It has been superseded by the notification on the Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016[7]. The Department for Transport, on request from the Scottish government, applied to the European Commission (EC) for a further extension to the relaxation applicable to goods vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes which expired at 23:59 on Monday 15 February 2016. The department has gained permission from the EC for a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of European Union (EU) drivers hours. The relaxation applies to drivers of goods vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes involved in the distribution of freight within scope of the regulation, where journeys are delayed or extended due to the partial closure of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. The temporary relaxation will begin from 00:01 Thursday 18 February and will run until 23:59 on Thursday 24 March 2016.

This is pursuant to article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.

The temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules reflects the exceptional circumstances of the partial closure of the Forth Road Bridge to large goods vehicles. The department wishes to emphasise that, as a general rule, we expect business to plan for and manage the risks of disruption to supply chains.

Related temporary relaxation notifications

Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 12 January to 15 February 2016[8], published 22 December 2015 and updated 6 January 2016

Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 8 December 2015 to 6 January 2016[9], published 8 December 2015 and updated 22 December 2015

Published: 17 February 2016
From: Department for Transport[10] Part of: Drivers’ hours: rules and guidance[11] Road safety[12] Freight[13]

References

  1. ^ Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016 (www.gov.uk)
  2. ^ Department for Transport (www.gov.uk)
  3. ^ Drivers’ hours: rules and guidance (www.gov.uk)
  4. ^ Road safety (www.gov.uk)
  5. ^ Freight (www.gov.uk)
  6. ^ Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 February to 24 March 2016 (www.gov.uk)
  7. ^ Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016 (www.gov.uk)
  8. ^ Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 12 January to 15 February 2016 (www.gov.uk)
  9. ^ Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 8 December 2015 to 6 January 2016 (www.gov.uk)
  10. ^ Department for Transport (www.gov.uk)
  11. ^ Drivers’ hours: rules and guidance (www.gov.uk)
  12. ^ Road safety (www.gov.uk)
  13. ^ Freight (www.gov.uk)

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  1. Charity Commission responds to concerns about Age UK[4]

    • 4 February 2016
    • Charity Commission
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  2. William Shawcross welcomes passage of Charities Bill through House of Commons[5]

    • 3 February 2016
    • Charity Commission
    • News story
  3. Charity Commission response to PACAC report on the charity Kids Company[6]

    • 1 February 2016
    • Charity Commission
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  4. Trustees must engage with finance guidance, says charity regulator[7]

    • 29 January 2016
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  5. Sarah Atkinson speech, Westminster Policy Forum, 26 January[8]

  6. New charity investigation: Gaunts House Charitable Foundation Limited[10]

    • 27 January 2016
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  7. Charity Commission responds to Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report[11]

    • 25 January 2016
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  8. Charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements: more named[12]

    • 22 January 2016
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  9. Charity Commission expands inquiry into charities failing to file accounts[13]

    • 19 January 2016
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  10. Regulator finds misconduct and mismanagement in development charity[14]

    • 18 January 2016
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  11. Charity Commission tackles charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements[15]

    • 15 January 2016
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  13. Need help? you can help yourself[18]

    • 13 January 2016
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  14. New charity investigations: Families for Survival UK and Save The Age Ltd[19]

  15. Sarah Atkinson speech at the Institute of Fundraising – National Fundraising Convention on 7 July 2015[21]

  16. On 24 June 2015, William Shawcross addressed the Princess Royal’s Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace.[23]

  17. ‘No excuses for not filing accounts’ says Charity Commission[25]

    • 27 December 2015
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  18. New charity investigation: Ghulam Mustafa Trust[26]

  19. Interim Manager appointed to Rhema Church London[28]

  20. Give safely this Christmas – make sure your donations reach ‘The right hands’[30]

    • 18 December 2015
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  21. Regulator warns charities about the risks of dominant individuals [31]

    • 17 December 2015
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  22. Trustees breached duty to report on annual accounts[32]

    • 15 December 2015
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  23. How charities can help communities affected by flooding[33]

    • 11 December 2015
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  24. Helping charity trustees get fundraising right[34]

    • 10 December 2015
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  25. Trustees of cancer charity responsible for ‘misconduct and mismanagement’[35]

    • 8 December 2015
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  26. David Holdsworth appointed chief operating officer at Charity Commission[36]

    • 7 December 2015
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  27. William Shawcross presentation to Fundraising Summit, 4 December 2015[37]

  28. William Shawcross remarks in the River Room, House of Lords[39]

  29. New charity investigation: Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre[41]

  30. Regulator welcomes support for Charities Bill at Second Reading[43]

    • 3 December 2015
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  31. ‘Trustees must take responsibility for fundraising’, says revised Charity Commission guidance[44]

    • 3 December 2015
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  32. Charity Commission publishes revised governance framework[45]

    • 1 December 2015
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    • 25 November 2015
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    • 19 November 2015
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    • 17 November 2015
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  36. Act in your charity s best interests[49]

    • 13 November 2015
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  37. Former trustee sentenced to 4 months for supplying false information to Charity Commission[50]

    • 12 November 2015
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  38. Charity Commission statement on Ghulam Mustafa Trust[51]

    • 10 November 2015
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    • 9 November 2015
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    • 4 November 2015
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  1. ^ Remove The Charity Commission filter (www.gov.uk)
  2. ^ email (www.gov.uk)
  3. ^ feed (www.gov.uk)
  4. ^ Charity Commission responds to concerns about Age UK (www.gov.uk)
  5. ^ William Shawcross welcomes passage of Charities Bill through House of Commons (www.gov.uk)
  6. ^ Charity Commission response to PACAC report on the charity Kids Company (www.gov.uk)
  7. ^ Trustees must engage with finance guidance, says charity regulator (www.gov.uk)
  8. ^ Sarah Atkinson speech, Westminster Policy Forum, 26 January (www.gov.uk)
  9. ^ Comment and speeches: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  10. ^ New charity investigation: Gaunts House Charitable Foundation Limited (www.gov.uk)
  11. ^ Charity Commission responds to Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report (www.gov.uk)
  12. ^ Charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements: more named (www.gov.uk)
  13. ^ Charity Commission expands inquiry into charities failing to file accounts (www.gov.uk)
  14. ^ Regulator finds misconduct and mismanagement in development charity (www.gov.uk)
  15. ^ Charity Commission tackles charities that have failed to meet reporting requirements (www.gov.uk)
  16. ^ Mandate fraud: charities targeted by increasingly sophisticated scams (www.gov.uk)
  17. ^ Regulatory alerts: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  18. ^ Need help? you can help yourself (www.gov.uk)
  19. ^ New charity investigations: Families for Survival UK and Save The Age Ltd (www.gov.uk)
  20. ^ Statements on live cases: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  21. ^ Sarah Atkinson speech at the Institute of Fundraising – National Fundraising Convention on 7 July 2015 (www.gov.uk)
  22. ^ Comment and speeches: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  23. ^ On 24 June 2015, William Shawcross addressed the Princess Royal’s Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace. (www.gov.uk)
  24. ^ Comment and speeches: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  25. ^ ‘No excuses for not filing accounts’ says Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  26. ^ New charity investigation: Ghulam Mustafa Trust (www.gov.uk)
  27. ^ Statements on live cases: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  28. ^ Interim Manager appointed to Rhema Church London (www.gov.uk)
  29. ^ Charity Interim Managers in place (www.gov.uk)
  30. ^ Give safely this Christmas – make sure your donations reach ‘The right hands’ (www.gov.uk)
  31. ^ Regulator warns charities about the risks of dominant individuals (www.gov.uk)
  32. ^ Trustees breached duty to report on annual accounts (www.gov.uk)
  33. ^ How charities can help communities affected by flooding (www.gov.uk)
  34. ^ Helping charity trustees get fundraising right (www.gov.uk)
  35. ^ Trustees of cancer charity responsible for ‘misconduct and mismanagement’ (www.gov.uk)
  36. ^ David Holdsworth appointed chief operating officer at Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  37. ^ William Shawcross presentation to Fundraising Summit, 4 December 2015 (www.gov.uk)
  38. ^ Comment and speeches: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  39. ^ William Shawcross remarks in the River Room, House of Lords (www.gov.uk)
  40. ^ Comment and speeches: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  41. ^ New charity investigation: Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre (www.gov.uk)
  42. ^ Statements on live cases: Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  43. ^ Regulator welcomes support for Charities Bill at Second Reading (www.gov.uk)
  44. ^ ‘Trustees must take responsibility for fundraising’, says revised Charity Commission guidance (www.gov.uk)
  45. ^ Charity Commission publishes revised governance framework (www.gov.uk)
  46. ^ Charity Commission funding frozen until 2020 (www.gov.uk)
  47. ^ New report suggests charities often overstate governance costs (www.gov.uk)
  48. ^ Commission alerts charities to international consultation (www.gov.uk)
  49. ^ Act in your charity s best interests (www.gov.uk)
  50. ^ Former trustee sentenced to 4 months for supplying false information to Charity Commission (www.gov.uk)
  51. ^ Charity Commission statement on Ghulam Mustafa Trust (www.gov.uk)
  52. ^ Home Office Project Innovation Fund for Prevent launched (www.gov.uk)
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Government commits to action on driving maritime growth

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Government commits to action on driving maritime growth

From: Department for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP and Maritime and Coastguard Agency[1][2][3] First published: 16 December 2015 Part of: Maritime growth study and Maritime sector[4][5]

Transport Minister provides government response to maritime growth study and pledges to grow UK s seafaring sector.

Government Commits To Action On Driving Maritime Growth

The Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill laid out the government s response to the maritime growth study today[6] (16 December 2015). The Shipping and Ports Minister committed to taking steps to drive growth in the maritime sector, encouraging greater investment and making the UK flag more attractive to ship owners. Training is also a key focus with pledges to identify skills gaps, support maritime education and promote the wide range of careers in the sector. The government has committed to taking forward recommendations made in the study including establishing a ministerial working group to tackle key issues in the sector and identify opportunities for future growth. The group met for the first time in November 2015.

The DfT will also undertake a fresh look at how many seafarers are needed for the future, and work to improve career opportunities including a review of the government s support for maritime training (SMarT) scheme. The study called for reform of the UK Ship Register to create a more commercial focus and encourage more ships to fly the world-famous Red Ensign. This has already begun with the announcement today of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency s appointment of a new director of the UK Ship Register. Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill said:

The maritime industry is a success story for our nation, and we are determined that the UK grows as a major international shipping country. We face strong competition across the world and it is vital we stay ahead of the curve.

That is why the publication of the maritime growth study earlier this year was an important milestone and we are already acting on the recommendations. We will continue to offer our full support to industry, and together we can continue to build on the UK s proud maritime history. The UK s maritime sector currently contributes at least 11 billion to the economy each year, and supports around 113,000 jobs and 6,600 businesses. The maritime growth study[7] was published in September 2015 during London International Shipping Week.

It focused on 4 main themes; government, industry leadership, the need for a skilled workforce and the opportunities for marketing UK s maritime sector. It was led by Lord Mountevans with the aim of cementing the UK s standing as a world-leading maritime centre, and identifying opportunities for further growth.

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Published: 16 December 2015
From: Department for Transport[10] Robert Goodwill MP[11] Maritime and Coastguard Agency[12] Part of: Maritime growth study[13] Maritime sector[14]

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  1. ^ Department for Transport (www.gov.uk)
  2. ^ Robert Goodwill MP (www.gov.uk)
  3. ^ Maritime and Coastguard Agency (www.gov.uk)
  4. ^ Maritime growth study (www.gov.uk)
  5. ^ Maritime sector (www.gov.uk)
  6. ^ government s response to the maritime growth study today (www.gov.uk)
  7. ^ maritime growth study (www.gov.uk)
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  10. ^ Department for Transport (www.gov.uk)
  11. ^ Robert Goodwill MP (www.gov.uk)
  12. ^ Maritime and Coastguard Agency (www.gov.uk)
  13. ^ Maritime growth study (www.gov.uk)
  14. ^ Maritime sector (www.gov.uk)