Month: December 2016

FORS helpline – Christmas and New Year opening hours

The FORS helpline will close at 12.00 noon on Friday 23 December for the festive period and re-open again at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January. We will respond to any emails or phone messages on our return. Alternatively, in the meantime, you may like to visit our Frequently asked questions. FORS wishes all its members, … Read more

Offers and Discounts available exclusively for FORS members

Did you know that in addition to benefits such as funded training for managers and drivers, access to toolkits and Toolbox Talks, FORS membership also provides eligibility for exclusive offers and discounts from a wide range of FORS Associates? These offers are designed specifically to help your business meet and maintain the FORS Standard, and … Read more

Tougher penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving

The government has announced plans that drivers using a mobile phone whilst driving will face ‘much tougher penalties’. The new rules, which apply to England, Scotland and Wales, will mean any driver caught using a mobile phone will automatically receive a £200 fine and six penalty points, up from a £100 fine and three penalty … Read more

Traffic congestion costs UK business an estimated £767m a year

Traffic congestion is costing UK businesses approximately £767 million a year in lost productivity, according to research carried out by TomTom. The sat nav and telematics specialist also calculated the UK’s 25 most congested cities and towns with Belfast coming out on top and with London and Manchester coming second and third respectively. Using these … Read more