The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pressed chancellor George Osborne to reconsider making a training fund available for the industry, after hopes were dashed in the Autumn Statement last week. In a letter to the chancellor, the RHA called for an urgent meeting: “Government is failing this industry and the economy and urgent action is needed from the Treasury. “We support the chancellor’s objectives set in Autumn Statement – but the economy needs to have enough lorry drivers if he […]
DX Group has said that the shortage of skilled HGV drivers continues to affect its profitability as it continues to address its performance following a profit warning in November.
In a speech earlier this month London Mayor Boris Johnson singled out the drivers’ hours rules as the type of European legislation that he would like to see removed if the United Kingdom left the EU.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]