Fuel duty has been frozen for a fifth year in a row in today’s Budget. The chancellor George Osborne confirmed the news earlier, meaning that following a 1ppl cut in 2011 fuel duty has now been frozen for each successive year since. Following the autumn statement late last year, it looked like fuel duty would be raised by the rate of inflation come April, but after lobbying by the likes of FairFuelUK (FFUK) supported by the RHA, FTA and Association of […]
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
A “trail blazing” scheme for hauliers that pays £75 for each container moved by rail has expanded to offer a coastal and short sea shipping solution as well.
The DfT should stop trying to lay the blame for its shock cancellation of the A27 Chichester bypass scheme at the feet of the local authorities and reverse its decision, the RHA has said.