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 […]
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
The government is playing chicken with the future of the British economy and the haulage industry, the FTA has warned.
The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers.