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 […]
Both UPS and the FTA have raised “serious concerns” with the Scottish government about its proposal to introduce a blanket Euro-6 low emission zone (LEZ) strategy across the country.
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 RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.