FTA chief executive David Wells has written to chancellor George Osborne asking him to cut fuel duty ahead of the emergency budget this Wednesday (8 July). Following the Conservative victory in the May general election, giving the party its first majority government since 1997, Osborne will set out the new government’s policies on 8 July. Wells said: “The prime minister and the chancellor both continue to emphasise that the government’s primary objective is to protect the UK economy. We believe […]
HGVs using the Severn River Crossings could be offered incentives to use it more at night when the bridge returns to public ownership, according to the Transport Secretary.
The new government bill making provisions for a no-deal trade arrangement when the UK leaves the EU next year is merely a contingency plan, with plans for a trade agreement still firmly on the table, transport secretary Chris Grayling has assured the industry.
Discounted fuel prices, vital management information, the ability to pay for extra services such as tolls and overnight accommodation – fuel cards already play an important part in many operators’ businesses. But there are also now hopes that the cards could be instrumental in expanding the use of alternative fuels as the pressure to decarbonise mounts, writes Simon Jack.