The DfT was hit with the biggest government departmental cut in the Spending Review today. Released alongside George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the review sets out a 37% cut in the DfT’s day-to-day operations budget, which will see it fall from £2.6bn this year to £1.8bn in 2019/20. This is despite an overall 50% increase in transport capital spending to £61bn during the next five years. The dent in DfT’s budget is higher than the 30% cut in resources Osborne forecast […]
More than 50 MPs are calling on the chancellor to cut fuel duty, warning that the haulage industry faces “severe damage” if fuel duty rises in line with RPI next April.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.