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Mercedes X-Class targets construction workers after a bit of posh

Pickup trucks are the backbone of many successful businesses around the UK, with the added bonuses of mean styling and toweringly lofty driving positions, the latter having become increasingly desirable for private motorists too. To date, only the Volkswagen Amarok has flirted with taking the pickup truck segment upmarket, but an announcement from Mercedes-Benz means that construction businesses and tradespeople will be able to combine the best of all worlds when its new X-Class takes to the road. It’ll be available in two distinct versions, the choice coming down to how ‘hands-on’ one’s job role is.

UCATT Umbrella

UCATT (Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians) have come in for criticism for their blanket policy of targeting umbrella companies and not understanding that it is actually the change in legislation that means many construction workers can no longer be treated as self-employed or paid through the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).