The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure. In a transport strategy document published last week, the union suggested any funds raised by the levy, which is due to come into force in April 2014 and is expected to raise £20m a year, should “be put back into improving a safe and sustainable transport infrastructure”. A statement by the […]
The government has today (7 October) set out further details around the creation of a number of Freeports across the UK to create jobs, drive investment and regenerate communities.
Over 200 Hanson lorry drivers and engineers are set to vote on strike action after rejecting a 2.5% pay offer from the company on the grounds that, with inflation running at 3.9%, the offer constitutes a pay cut.
The public spending watchdog has criticised the government for failing to prepare for Brexit and said between 40% and 70% of laden HGVs travelling to the EU will not be ready for Customs requirements.