The government is beginning to acknowledge the importance of the road transport industry ahead of the general election, according to the RHA. Chief executive Richard Burnett told MT that Downing Street had responded to the association’s manifesto for the election, confirming that the document had been received and considered. Burnett said: “I think they are listening and beginning to understand the importance and relevance, the criticality of making sure that we’re being supported.” The RHA released the manifesto last week, […]
Trade associations have warned that London’s ULEZ will severely disadvantage, or even bankrupt, operators that work in the city when it begins in 2019.
Vosa has given its backing to the formation of an association for the owners of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and said it wants to work in partnership with them. More than 50 ATF operators attended the inaugural meeting of the ATF Operators Association last week in Coventry, where Vosa senior business development manager Mark Warden stressed that, as the ATF network matures, “it is important Vosa has an association that it can have constructive dialogue with”. Warden admitted that the […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]