Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators. Revealing its submission ahead of the Budget next month, the FTA said it would continue to support the government’s introduction of the levy only if it is truly revenue neutral for UK operators. It also wants to see administrative costs are kept to a minimum, and extra funding made available […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
The government must guarantee it will scrap the Severn Crossing tolls as promised, the FTA has said.
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.