The FTA has welcomed the freeze in fuel duty announced by the chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget, but believes he missed an opportunity to boost the economy by not cutting it. James Hookham, FTA managing director of policy and communications, said: “The chancellor has kept his promise to freeze fuel duty and industry will be £187m a year better off for that. “But he missed the opportunity to stimulate the economy further by reducing fuel duty and putting around […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
The Motor Transport team considers what impact the UK coming out of the EU might have on road transport in a special edition of the Motor Transport Podcast.
Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage.