Trade associations have welcomed the government’s plan to reform the Highways Agency, and the unveiling of the watchdogs that will be charged with ensuring the new private entity delivers. Gerry Keaney, chief executive at the BVLRA, said: “We welcome the reform of the Highways Agency and the government’s desire to introduce a more long-term approach to funding, maintaining and improving the UK’s strategic road network. “The creation of a roads monitor and road user watchdog are a sensible next step […]
Stobart Group has entered the savings market with a new six-year retail bond. The retail bond is aimed at small investors, and will yield a fixed-rate of 5.5% per annum, while providing Stobart with another funding stream. Well known retail brands names such as Tesco, John Lewis and National Grid already market bonds, which offer investors relatively attractive interest rates in exchange for tying up their money. Stobart bonds will available to buy and trade on the London Stock Exchange, […]
An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure.
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.