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 […]
Haulage firms have welcomed plummeting diesel prices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic but said the cost saving is nowhere near enough to underpin their struggling businesses.
The FTA has appointed Becky Martin as senior transport advisor within its Member Advice Centre (MAC) to assist the team in supporting logistics businesses through the COVID-19 outbreak.
Business leaders have called time on the apprenticeship levy, demanding the government ends the “failed experiment”.