The introduction of a rebate on fuel duty for goods vehicle operators in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) this summer may tempt more UK operators to use illicit fuel, the RHA has conceded. RHA policy director Jack Semple said the 7.5 cent rebate, which fully licensed vehicle operators in the ROI will be able to claim back every four months from July, would further increase the discrepancy between the duty levels payable in the ROI and UK. He agreed that […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will publish the result of its call for information on the UK petrol and diesel market on Wednesday (30 January). The report is expected to identify whether there are any competition concerns within the UK fuel market to warrant the launch of an investigation. The OFT began gathering information from the industry, motoring groups and consumer bodies in September, and its decision has been awaited keenly. Pressure group PetrolPromise has been pushing for a […]
Hauliers in Northern and Southern Ireland have expressed concern over customs tariffs and border controls springing up after Brexit, warning that costs must increase to mitigate the effects.