Rates pressure, diesel prices and lorry road user levy revenues are among the points the RHA wants the chancellor to consider ahead of the Budget (20 March).Rates remain a ‘key concern’ , with members noting that a significant increase in fuel prices would not push them to raise rates as they believe they would lose business. RHA head of policy Jack Semple said in the statement: “Customers are themselves working on slim margins and requests for haulage rate increases are […]
Two-thirds of MPs support the idea of granting £100m of government funding to train new truck drivers to address the shortfall, exclusive ComRes research commissioned by Motortransport.co.uk and the RHA has found.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
MP Robert Halfon’s fuel price transparency bill has been killed off, having failed to make its passage through parliament in time.