An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure. Among the key issues to be looked at are: whether the government’s proposal to devolve decision-making on transport expenditure to a local level makes sense; whether local bodies like local authorities really have the capacity to assess, prioritise and deliver local transport schemes; how major transport schemes that cross local authority boundaries will be dealt with; and how local authorities might […]
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.