Proposals to reduce the maximum noise limit of heavy trucks have been rejected by a plenary session in the European Parliament. Although MEPs in the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee approved a proposal in December that would see most newly registered heavy road-going trucks restricted over an eight-year period to a maximum of 79dB(A) with off-roaders limited to 80dB(A) – a 1dB(A) reduction on today’s levels – a subsequent plenary vote in early February left the current limits for such vehicles […]
Treasury officials have indicated it will probably take seven to nine months for the European Commission to make its decision about an extension of the UK’s rural fuel duty rebate scheme.
Featherstone, West Yorkshire-based vehicle operator Brian Yeardley Continental has said it is “very disappointed” that new Euro-6 trucks cannot be delivered by some vehicle suppliers in the UK yet.
A windfall tax should be applied to the UK oil sector with the resulting revenues used to cut fuel duty, if the EC’s investigation into alleged price-fixing confirms widespread malpractice, it has been suggested.