The FTA has called on the government to protect infrastructure spending when it publishes its Spending Review this Wednesday (26 June). The review will cover the spending period starting from April 2015, and the FTA has urged chancellor George Osborne to maintain investment in transport infrastructure to ensure it can cope with the demands a return to growth will bring. The FTA has called for the chancellor to: Increase the focus on protecting existing assets and encourage a more strategic […]
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.
The industry’s two main trade associations have welcomed the start of a trial in Liverpool designed to test the effect on congestion of removing the city’s bus lanes.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]