Former energy minister John Hayes been named as transport minister, replacing the outgoing Stephen Hammond. Hayes, Conservative MP for South Holland and The Deeplings, has taken on responsibility for freight and logistics in this week’s government reshuffle. Hayes held the position of energy minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change between September 2012 and March 2013. Since then he has been minister without Portfolio. Six months ago, Hammond took back responsibility for freight and logistics from Robert Goodwill […]
Supermarket chain Morrisons has opened the UK’s 350th authorised testing facility (ATF) at its regional DC in Bridgwater, Somerset.
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Budget there will be no rise in fuel duty this September.