The chancellor has held fuel duty in today’s Autumn Statement meaning no rise for a fifth year running but could have gone further, according to FairFuelUK (FFUK). FFUK, which released new CEBR research ahead of the Autumn Statement and Spending Review, said while no increase was welcome the chancellor “could have been more courageous for the economy’s sake and cut it by 3ppl”. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FairFuelUK, said: “Our intense lobbying, campaigning and empirical economic evidence that cutting duty […]
Michael Ellis has been appointed minister of state for transport, taking over the role from Jesse Norman, who has joined the Treasury after two years at the DfT.
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
Plans to increase the cost of red route penalty charge notices (PCNs) in London have been blocked by transport secretary Chris Grayling.