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 […]
Government to investigate impact of management agency fees on rising cost of roadside vehicle recovery
A government review is to investigate claims by recovery operators and hauliers that soaring vehicle roadside recovery costs are being driven by the high level of fees taken by the managing agencies running the schemes for Highways England and the police.
Government plans to introduce a fulfilment house register in a bid to clamp down on VAT fraud could see road transport operators facing prosecution if they fail to check they are delivering to and from registered fulfilment centres.
Lymm Truckwash hosted a Covid-19 compliant celebration of the industry’s ‘HGV Heroes’ this week, as part of the RHA’s National Lorry Week.