A cross-party group of MPs joined FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers today, to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty in next week’s Budget. MPs from the Conservative, Labour, Scottish National Party and Democratic Unionist Party joined FairFuelUK spokesman Quentin Willson and campaign supporters the FTA, RHA, UKLPG and APN, to call for a cut to stimulate the UK economy. The letter references a ComRes Poll of 2,032 adults conducted for FFUK, […]
Operators face a potential triple whammy in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 25 November with cuts to spending on local roads, the DVSA’s enforcement budget and an increase in fuel duty on the cards.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September.