An announcement is expected before the end of this week detailing how the HGV Road User Levy is to be enforced in Northern Ireland. Although the levy has been payable by law in NI since April – as elsewhere in the UK – there has been no enforcement of it there so far as a result of ongoing discussions about route exemptions and NI’s failure to pass the required subordinate legislation. The Department of the Environment has not even agreed […]
Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities.
The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme has been extended until October on current pay rates but employers will be expected to contribute towards the scheme’s costs after July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today (12 May).
The government has quashed hopes for a new HGV driving Trailblazer apprenticeship by rejecting the standards for a third time.