Patrick McLoughlin will remain in the role of secretary of state for transport as part of the new Conservative government, it has been confirmed. The announcement came as the reappointed prime minister David Cameron reshuffled the cabinet for his coming term in office, following his election victory last week. McLoughlin, who was voted back into the Derbyshire Dales seat in last week’s election with 52% of the constituency’s votes, was first appointed to the role in 2012. He made news […]
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP has opened a biomethane refuelling station at UPS’s Tamworth hub.
Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.
Campaign group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has made a fresh call for the Chancellor to scrap January’s planned 3ppl rise in fuel duty, after figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed a sharp fall in fuel consumption. Sales of transport fuels fell 6.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2011, made up of a 10.6% fall in petrol deliveries and a 1.6% fall in diesel deliveries. In all, some 6.2 billion litres of diesel […]