The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has urged the government to consider the needs of multiple vehicle operators with the reform of the UK motoring agencies. Giving evidence at a Transport Committee hearing last week, Jay Parmar, legal and policy director at the BVRLA, said a number of inefficiencies were created by the existing agencies’ reliance on paperwork, and lack of systems able to cope with multiple-vehicle businesses. “The achilles heel for the BVRLA has been that the […]
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]
The government has defended its controversial decision to reform the Highways Agency, and revealed the roles the newly installed strategic road network (SRN) watchdogs will play as part of the changes.
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.