“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned. The UKWA said “crippling” duty assessments and fines were increasingly being levied on firms who make any procedural error relating to duty-suspended goods like tobacco, alcohol and fuel by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), following new rules introduced in 2010. Alan Powell of Alan Powell Associates, UKWA’s advisor on excise matters, […]
A hearing to decide whether or not a claim by hauliers for compensation over price-fixing by a cartel of truck makers can take place will start in April.
The founder of campaign group PetrolPromise has expressed his disappointment after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided against launching an investigation into the UK petrol and diesel market. Campaign founder Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: “I am grateful to the OFT for their work. But it is disappointing that they will not hold a full inquiry. For example, they admit that there is a problem with poor competition in many towns but they are not taking action.” “Government […]
The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has repeated its call for an exemption from the HGV Road User Levy for ROI hauliers on Northern Ireland roads.