The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has repeated its call for an exemption from the HGV Road User Levy for ROI hauliers on Northern Ireland roads. IRHA president Eoin Gavin told Motortransport.co.uk this week the levy, which came into effect at the start of April, had extended the already substantial costs differential faced by ROI hauliers compared with their Northern Ireland counterparts. He put these at around €30,000 (around £25,000) per annum including road tax, cabotage restrictions and vehicle testing […]
Revenue from the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy should be used to give UK hauliers an essential user rebate, Malcolm Group MD Andrew Malcolm has said.
Campaign group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has made a fresh call for the Chancellor to scrap January’s planned 3ppl rise in fuel duty, after figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed a sharp fall in fuel consumption. Sales of transport fuels fell 6.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2011, made up of a 10.6% fall in petrol deliveries and a 1.6% fall in diesel deliveries. In all, some 6.2 billion litres of diesel […]
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]