The DfT was hit with the biggest government departmental cut in the Spending Review today. Released alongside George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the review sets out a 37% cut in the DfT’s day-to-day operations budget, which will see it fall from £2.6bn this year to £1.8bn in 2019/20. This is despite an overall 50% increase in transport capital spending to £61bn during the next five years. The dent in DfT’s budget is higher than the 30% cut in resources Osborne forecast […]
Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions.
The time limit for downloading data from a digital tachograph is to be extended from the current 56 days to 90 days by the end of this year, the DfT has confirmed.
Drivers who take their 45-hour weekly rest in their cab will face a £300 fine from 1 November, and may be required to restart their rest period.