Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. The move could see the fuel rebate of 5p/litre currently enjoyed by retailers of road fuel within the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the Islands of the Clyde and the Isle of Scilly extended to other remote areas of the UK where average pump prices tend to be high. Fuel retailers claiming under the scheme are obliged to pass […]
Industry associations remain divided over the support the logistics sector requires during the COVID-19 crisis, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) demanding a fuel duty derogation and the FTA preferring the Treasury concentrate on alleviating fixed costs.
Hoyer Petrolog said disruption to fuel supplies at some of its customers’ sites was a small proportion of the overall network and the focus should be on recruiting more drivers into the industry.
Government ministers ignored hauliers’ warnings that the limited length of the emergency HGV driver visas would deter European drivers from taking up the offer, the RHA has claimed.