Both DHL and the RHA have urged Grangemouth Refinery owner Ineos, the Unite union and workers at the plant, to swiftly resolve their differences and resume fuel production. DHL, which in March took over distribution of fuel for BP from the Grangemouth refinery to airports in Scotland and northern England, said in a statement: “We are naturally concerned for the job security of our employees and encourage both sides to reach a solution to secure the long term future of […]
The government must avoid any “distraction or dilution” from the trailblazer apprenticeships as the April 2017 start date approaches, the RHA has said.
The government is considering a trial of 25-metre double artics on Britain’s roads as part of a wider multi-modal transport strategy.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]