Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen. He said the decision in the past two years to freeze duty meant fuel was 13ppl cheaper than it would have been if no action had been taken, equivalent to £6bn in tax revenue not taken. However, the mood quickly turned to palpable, if tempered disappointment among FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers, including the RHA […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
The FTA has called on France’s new president Emmanuel Macron to reverse his predecessor’s decision to charge a €40 (£34) driver fee.
It is impossible to stop the migrant problem at Calais, only a co-ordinated effort to address the issue at source will bring respite to hauliers crossing The Channel, Eurotunnel has said.