Former assistant whip Claire Perry MP has taken over responsibility for freight and logistics at the DfT. She was appointed to the role in the recent ministerial reshuffle, which also saw John Hayes replace Stephen Hammond as the minister responsible for roads. Hammond was responsible for freight and logistics before being replaced by Hayes, but the recent ministerial reshuffle has seen a reorganisation of ministers’ responsibilites at the department. As well as freight and logisitcs, Perry, the Conservative MP for […]
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.
The Chancellor turned his back on the road transport industry in the Budget, announcing August’s 3.02ppl increase in fuel duty will stay. MT takes a look at the economic case against this decision. The price of bulk diesel has climbed 18.9% in the past 18 months, to reach a record high of 117ppl. Meanwhile, companies have continued to go to the wall, with Hull-based AR Lunn the latest failure. Predictably, rising fuel costs were a main reason why 115 employees […]