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 […]
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.
Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.
Better educate drivers on how to use smart motorways and enforce penalties more strictly, says logistics industry
The haulage industry is calling on the government to make smart motorways safer by educating drivers on how to use them and ensuring that those drivers that fail to observe the rules are fined rather than warned.