The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight. Transport minister Robert Goodwill MP said last week that over 1.8 million levies had been issued to foreign-registered trucks (weighing more than 12 tonnes) since 1 April 2014, with most (98%) in the highest payment band, paying £10 per day or £1,000 […]
Government to enforce Operation Brock as Brexit contingency amid plans for 45 haulier advice centres
Logistics UK said hauliers should be reassured by the government’s contingency plans for any disruption on Kent roads in January, after it said it would introduce legislation to enforce Operation Brock.
Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July.
ParcelHero is calling on the government to take urgent action as official figures reveal over a third of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is in a downward spiral.