The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport will call for an extension to the student loans system and cheaper insurance for young drivers to address the HGV driver shortage in its first skills report, MT can reveal. Barriers to Youth Employment in the Freight Transport Sector, which is a draft document out to consultation with stakeholders, sets out the APPG’s thinking on the issue. “There is significant concern in the industry of the increasing average age of those working […]
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.
Longer semi-trailers (LSTs) could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as the government moves to bring to an early end a trial of over 2,600 LSTs following positive results.
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.