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Cycle to work day 2018. It first began in 2012 as a means of getting people to ditch their car in favour of two wheels and has now become a full-blown cycling celebration.

This year, Tracey Worth used a Santander bike at Euston to get to TfL meetings in SE1, joining more than 20,000 people who pledged to make their way to and from the office by bike.

Doing the right thing

Following the latest Taylor issues after the Pimlico tribunal, IOC aligned the code of practice heads of industry to sit in the summer heatwave; ‘it will not wait for autumn.

The Aug 1st event was a fellows' full table with guests packed in at the sides. Lunch courtesy of Irwin Mitchell set a tone of interaction and exchange; the IOC sorted pudding in trade show style with Curly Wurly chocolate bars and the debate bag.

A code of practice for the express delivery sector.

The vote delivered Ethical Best Practice joint first concern with Environmental. Health and Safety next, with Employment Status right behind.

Dept for Transport and Jesse Norman MP Sunday 7am 12 Aug 2018 launched a consultation to look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists. The Department for Transport has begun a 12-week consultation on plans to update existing road safety laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

The new consultation, open for 12 weeks from today (12 August 2018), will look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists.

Argos launch summer catalogue – You're Good to Go – Same day delivery

Express home delivery - It's not all online.

Pallets of the new Argos catalogue launched this Saturday as shoppers on the high street had FAST TRACK options to order by 6pm for 10pm same day delivery.

 Exploding e-retail drawing market share from bricks and mortar High Street to home delivery leaves catalogue strong.

Mayor, TfL and the Met launch the "boldest-ever plan" to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads.

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have this week published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out bold and ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s transport network.

Following the DHL-UK Mail deal at the end of 2016, the brand is set to change - also new web for over fifty sites.

A new web site and rebranding for the fifty UK Mail sites adding strong DHL international options to the customer provision.

Amazon Prime Day in delivery as Lord Mayor brands the final mile for the Institute of Couriers' last mile 1976 Honda courier bike with one hundred and twenty nine thousand miles on the clock. How many London, West End goes City deliveries is that?

Institute of Couriers President Lord Falkland was at the five hundred and first year of the ancient guild ceremony of cart marking for a bumper turnout of Institute fellows and guests - national, regional and network.

IOC heads of industry to talk shop and discuss code of practice for the future of the transport & logistics sector. VIP guests of the IOC included DfT head of freight policy, Philip Martin and Army post office boss, Colonel Andy Moffat.

Prime Day is a one-day-only global shopping event exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon - 'Sign up to experience the benefits that millions of Prime Members enjoy.'

Prime Day began three years ago, July 15th 2015, the anniversary of the original founding of Amazon by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

In 2017, Amazon Prime Day was big; numbers more than doubled from 2016.

During the IOC Taylor review, express and courier operators unanimously asked IOC for a code of conduct and this is on the way.

At the heart of such a code will be a clarification to all parties of the status of employment and an understanding of that status between the parties.

Employment status, PAYE, self-employed and worker status have been at the heart of the Taylor review for the express courier sector, who often engage van drivers in multiple and mixed platforms of employment; cost of van, fuel and maintenance, mixed with choice of routes and hours of delivery placing many drivers in the self-employment category.

IOC clearly established the majority of express operators do not view themselves in the gig economy, having bricks and mortar distribution networks and long-standing business models. Flexibility of working patterns opens opportunities across a wide diversity of driver while urban density issues challenges income value against minimum pay where deliveries are spaced apart in green road environments.

This week GMB union hit the express news with the latest Leeds tribunal reported below. And at the same time the Pimlico plumbers appeal was reported, London partner of Irwin Mitchell has published a review of the Pimlico case, summary below.

August 1st set for IOC round table to review sector code of conduct.

Heads of industry hold the date August 1st, lunch and pm, round table review for headlines of the IOC sector code of conduct/practice.

The round table will be hosted by Irwin Mitchell at their Holborn London HQ. Key agenda items of the code will include status of employment for couriers.

Recent EBISS event in Utrecht co-hosted by PostNL.

Tiemen van Bruggen was asked to join the podcast. Podcast report Tiemen van Bruggen is Transformation Director at PostNL, he joins me to talk about delivery and strategy. We talk about differences in residential delivery across various European countries, setting up a delivery network from scratch, and agile development.