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Would Brexit have a negative effect on UK business.

With industry in the UK not quite sure of the effect that leaving Europe would have on their businesses, we wonder just how many really want to leave.

Some financial gurus, such as the prolific investor Neil Woodford, don’t think it will be that bad if we leave. Others say it could be disastrous. The thing is no one really knows.

As a nation, history shows we always seem to do OK on our own. We hear ‘experts’ say that being in Europe makes us stronger but the fact is all the new rules and bureaucracy that come from being in Europe can sometimes hinder small to medium businesses. Another thing to remember is that the UK have been the quickest out of recession, which shows the strength of our economy and the way it’s now run.

Whichever way it turns out, we at Fastpeed Couriers believe businesses will still require urgent deliveries to be made, especially a requirement for Sameday Couriers between Manchester and London




Royal Mail apologise for late deliveries

Royal Mail has had to apologise after a problem with it’s new system meant that letters were being delivered as late as 6.30 in the evening.

Their system had problems due to a change over in how letters were delivered. Many walk and bike rounds had been replaced by vans as there were now more parcels and less letters.
This is due mainly to the increase in online shopping.

Royal Mail bosses admitted that due to the changes brought in last month, there were delays in the post reaching some households in Peterborough.
Royal Mail apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused.

A spokewoman said “These are only bedding in problems and we hope delivery times will get back to normal as soon as possible”

Usually where Royal Mail have problems, there is an increase in same day courier business due to companies wanting to know that urgent documents and parcels are going to arrive on time.

Getting your parking ticket overturned

It is one of those facts of life, especially if you drive and park in London. Sooner or later the likelyhood is you will end up getting a parking ticket.

Parking tickets are one of the things that send your blood pressure rocketing. It’s bad enough receiving one when you know you’ve broken the law, parking illegally. But there are times when your certain that you have parked within the rules.
Most people fume at this but then up paying it as they just can’t be bothered to contest it. Same Day couriers in London are only too aware that it’s worth contesting. This also goes for Same Day couriers in Manchester and Leeds

If you’ve got a good case, maybe the signs were not clear or even incorrect or maybe the yellow lines were faded.
Whatever you do, make sure you contest it.
If you’ve got a good reason to contest it, put in writing your reasons (and photo evidence) and the chances are you will have the ticket (PCN) cancelled.

If the ticket is not cancelled, all is not lost. You can still take it to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, the independent body which covers 250 local councils in England and Wales. It is based in Manchester but arranges personal hearings around the country.

If you have a good case there is every chance it will be cancelled, because if the tribunual agree with your appeal, they have the power to force the council to quash it. What’s more you may even get your expenses paid if you have to attend.

Read the BBC report: How are parking tickets overturned?

Sending your love by courier

The Post Office have shown that a card is the way to the nation’s hearts this Valentine’s day.

With 64% sending a card or letter and over 12 million being sent thats a lot of love to go round.

The true way to show a woman you love her has always been the good old boquet of flowers, and what better way than to personally select them and then have them delivered by courier.

Other forms of showing ones love are
Phone call – 8%
Electronic card – 7%
Text Message – 6%
Message on social network site – 5%
Email – 5%

Well whichever method you use, it will pay dividends in the long run.

Couriers in demand in rural areas ?

With the abundance of sameday couriers in London there should never be a problem getting the service you require.

Not so in some rural areas of the country, but it could improve if demand rises.

With Royal Mail making plans to sell off most of its business to a foreign rival, it could mean the end of daily deliveries in rural areas, Welsh MPs warned last night.

Could this mean more work for couriers. Maybe, but would customers in these areas be willing to pay a lot more to get their items delivered.
Time will tell but if a private company can offer a similar service to Royal Mail then it may not be such bad news for those people out in the sticks after all.

Whats definite is that the public will not be happy with of their regular daily deliveries being eroded because of a cost cutting exercise.

Couriers of the future

Could this be an insight into the couriers of the future.

You order your car or small van to turn up. You load the parcels etc on board. You then instruct it on where to go. All without a driver.

We all know that the most important component when ordering a courier vehicle is the courier driver.
Without him or her the vehicle is going nowhere.

Well take a look what Google have been up to. They have been trialling a car that drives itself.
What we can’t work out is how they managed to get permission to try it out on the public roads.
In the UK the law states the driver must have both hands on the stearing wheel at all times.

Well we think this is very interesting research that could have very serious implications in the not too distant future.

Google Computer-Driven Prius

PS: This could also be the end of drink driving, that is if you were still sober enough to remember where you parked your car in the first place.

Plugless Power Station To Wireless Charge Vehicles

As wireless charging is slowly making its way to mobile phones, how long will it be before electric vehicles can be charged wirelessly.

Evatran’s Plugless Power Station is making the news having come up with a system to wireless charge vehicles. Having your vehicle fitted with an adapter about the size of a shoebox you will be able to charge it but at the moment you need to be be within two inches read more