Today the European Commission has issued its final warning to the UK over pollution in big cities such as London. The Mayor of London is set to introduce a £10 daily ‘toxicity charge’ on diesel cars made before 2005 that travel in the central of London. New car prices have risen 5.2% since Britain voted to leave the EU, VED is going up in April 2017 and insurance premium tax is rising too. With pay increases we are seeing for productives it isn’t unimaginable that labour rates are set go up and unfortunately for us motorists it looks like it’ll be a costly year.
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Cameroon have blocked the internet in English speaking parts of the country, this means that 20% of the country is affected. Steve is wondering whether to take his summer holiday there to find Technicians and productives as it seems they have no telephone or internet connection when he tries to contact them.
That’s it! January is officially over and it has been a particularly busy month for us at Ingenia as vacancies have been coming in thick and fast, so go to our website and check them out. We hope you all have hit your January targets and may it continue into February. If you didn’t know already we are still looking for someone to join our team as a Recruitment Consultant. Interested? Then call Steve on 0191 4155010.
It seems like many people made their New Year’s resolution to either find a new job or new staff, as January has been a very exceptional busy month for logging new jobs and candidates coming in for interviews. If you are looking to employ someone then call us on 0191 4155010 or if you are looking for a new job, head over to our website and take a look at the vacancies we have, www.ingeniarecruitment.co.uk
As most of you know the new rules for vehicle tax comes into force on the 1st April 2017, meaning that after the first year of ownership people will face a standard rate annual charge of £140 a year. Vehicles costing over £40,000 will incur an additional annual charge of £310 with owners facing a VED charge of £450 a year. The good news is dealers should be busy selling new cars before the new tax rules come into force. The bad news is that it will cost owners of vehicles more to tax them, even though the government encouraged us to buy low emission vehicles. Now what’s the point if all vehicle tax is going to be the same, you might as well go out and buy your dream car.
Snowmageddon is on the horizon as temperatures are set to drop in the coming days. Good news for bodyshops as the inevitable accidents but unfortunately for those who have rear wheel drives and no winter tyres, well… Good Luck! Who knows someone might see Steve at the side of a road pulling out hair he hasn’t got.
Happy New Year everyone, 2017 is finally here and we hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. Over the past few weeks we’ve had unprecedented demand for Technician, Sales Executive and Bodyshop Productives with 49 vacancies across these 3 areas alone. If your New Years resolution is to change jobs, then you couldn’t have picked a better time to do so! Call us today on 0191 4155010 to see what job could be yours.
If you’re thinking of changing your job or even looking for something a bit different in the motor trade, don’t leave it till the end of January to decide your new year’s resolution, act fast!
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The office will be closed in between Christmas and New Year, but if you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact Steve on his mobile, 07957376910.
Today is the second day of rail strikes in the south of the country, with talks underway to try a solve the fiasco over changes of the role of conductors BUT now British Airways cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly for strikes. We do hope that all of this doesn’t disrupt any of you travelling over the Christmas period. Luckily Ingenia never have strikes and to celebrate Christmas we are posting a job a day for the next 12 days, our own 12 days of Christmas, so that you can start your new year with a new job. Keep an eye out on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to see what jobs we have.
On the second day of Christmas Ingenia sent to me
Two Sales Administrators filing
and a Parts Manager stock taking.
From Steve’s discussions with managers it looks like the market especially used sales and service is buoyant at the moment which will be a relief for any managers who are just about on target. November UK van sales figures show a 20 year record with 29,784 units sold and Black Friday also saw a surge of car sales and enquiries. According to the analysis of sales data, Friday 25th November (Black Friday) was 23% higher than on Friday 18th and 17% higher than Friday 11th November. Let’s hope this makes 2016 a good year for you all.