IoC & Government

IOC & Government

All three Vice Presidents of the Institute of Couriers are former transport ministers. The Institute works closely with DfT, DfE IFA (formerly BIS), DWP, DEFRA and BEIS; From roads to education, parking, clean air and congestion to trailblazer apprenticeships; freight forums with Transport for London, GLA, Leeds and Transport for Greater Manchester. IOC have loose associations with many colleges; FE at Hull to West Thames at Heathrow. IOC has closely engaged with the LEP platforms, particularly those who have identified transport and logistics as a priority. In the Golden Triangle of logistics hot-spots, IOC have helped build the sector strategy from Nottingham through Derby to Leicester. LEP view - the inspirational postcodes; 80% of the UK within four hours of East Midlands airport by road. Peter Richardson, D2N2 LEP former Chair.

During the Covid-19 crisis, IOC engaged with The College of Policing and National Police Chiefs Council, a copy of the COVID-19-Police-brief-in-response-to-Coronavirus-Government-Legislation can be found below.

DfE have produced a guide to Trailblazer levy. The guidance and a detailed timetable of further information releases are available on the GOV.UK website here.

The DfE/HMRC draft legislation on levy is now available for comment. For the convenience of members we have a downloadable PDF of the request for comments here.

Copies of sector-relevant standards, including those authored by IoC and other external bodies can be found in the IoC Standards Archive. Simply select a tab below and click through to the documents of interest.

FORS – IOC chair Carl Lomas takes governance role.

FORS Fleet operator recognition scheme. More focus for vans as scheme achieves four thousand members. IOC chair Carl Lomas sat at the Governance council Oct bringing more van vision to the London standard turned national. FORS passed four thousand members in the last quarter, half of the vehicles are vans, the FORS emblem born in London has become a national representation of fleets working inside the standard to look at workforce, vehicle, compliance and clean air. The very latest standards V4 are published, take a look below, The bar has been raised a little for gold standard and some silver requirements have been passed down to Bronze.


Chief Inspector, Patrick Holdaway, National Business Crime Centre - COVID-19 briefing

Talking to the IOC during Covid-19 this week (3rd April 2020),

The College of Policing and National Police Chiefs Council have produced a briefing in relation to Covid-19, whilst aimed at policing I feel it would be of interest and benefit to fellows business and provide some answers to questions around police powers, particularly in relation to restrictions on movement and gatherings.   This updated version is a result of the feedback IOC have been giving me which I have then fed back into policing.


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Senior Traffic Commissioner's Guidance  Reported road casualties 2015 Reported road casualties 2016


Sector Action Plans Two-Way Street leadership exchange 


Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association