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 […]
Ministers have bowed to growing industry pressure and removed controversial powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in laybys.
In contrast to the RHA – which looked outside the organisation to the transport industry for its new CEO – the FTA appointed its former finance and operations director David Wells to replace CEO Theo de Pencier when he announced his departure earlier this year.
Logistics business groups have welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s series of measures to get the economy back on its feet, but warned that further initiatives are needed to prevent a slew of job losses.