Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction. The decision to not increase fuel duty backs up the chancellor’s pledge at last September’s Conservative Party Conference to keep the tax static for the remainder of this parliament “provided we can find the savings to pay for it”. This was confirmed in last year’s Autumn Statement. However, despite vigorous industry lobbying led by FairFuel […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
Use today’s clean fuels technology rather than bludgeoning hauliers with a tax hike, says FairFuelUK
Pressure group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has called on the UK’s decision makers to make better use of technology in reducing road transport emissions further, rather than using the blunt instrument of increased taxation.
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.