From 1 January, standard O-licence holders will be required to demonstrate an increased level of financial facilities, after the drop in the value of value of the pound following the EU referendum. Both new applicants and existing operators will be required to demonstrate £7,950 (previously £7,850) for the first HGV and £4,400 (previously £4,350) for each additional vehicle they wish to be added to their O-licence. The financial standing requirement for restricted O-licence holders will remain the same at £3,100 […]
The DVLA appears to have postponed plans to abolish the driving licence paper counterpart from 1 January, yielding to concerns the new system would introduce unnecessary complexities.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]
Government’s emissions strategy contains very little for the road transport industy, say associations
Trade associations are urging the government to provide more focus and funding to the road transport sector to help it play its part in reducing UK carbon emissions.