The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan. The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget report, released today, states that the government intends to “work with road haulage firms on an industry led solution to the driver shortage”. The RHA and FTA have been campaigning for the government to address the issue of the driver shortage, and met the Treasury to make the case for a […]
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Budget there will be no rise in fuel duty this September.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has warned chancellor George Osborne that ending the five-year freeze on fuel duty in the Budget this Wednesday (16 March) would slow down UK economic growth.