Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September. The rise was expected to be 1.61ppl, and in freezing this rise the chancellor will have frozen duty for the duration of the parliament, making just one cut of 1ppl. He told the House of Commons today: “We inherited the hated fuel duty escalator and we abolished it; cut and frozen […]
Logistics and manufacturing associations have warned that Tata’s decision to sell off its steel operation in the UK will have major repercussions on the wider economy unless a buyer is found.
The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April.
The continuing rise in internet shopping and an increase in the carriage of hi-tech and high-value goods helped members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) deliver a strong performance in 2015.