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 […]
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
Vosa has given its backing to the formation of an association for the owners of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and said it wants to work in partnership with them. More than 50 ATF operators attended the inaugural meeting of the ATF Operators Association last week in Coventry, where Vosa senior business development manager Mark Warden stressed that, as the ATF network matures, “it is important Vosa has an association that it can have constructive dialogue with”. Warden admitted that the […]
LPG trade association UKLPG has signed up as an official backer of FairFuelUK (FFUK), and has taken the opportunity to urge the government to make alternative fuels more affordable in next month’s Budget.