Minister for transport Andrew Jones will speak at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference in May, along with a host of key industry players. The minister, who will have held the position for a year come May, said that he looked forward to “briefing transport operators, manufacturers and stakeholders on what has been achieved and [his] plans”. The event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry will be hosted by Quentin Willson. Nadeem Raza, Microlise chief executive, said: “We knew that with […]
The founder of campaign group PetrolPromise has expressed his disappointment after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided against launching an investigation into the UK petrol and diesel market. Campaign founder Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: “I am grateful to the OFT for their work. But it is disappointing that they will not hold a full inquiry. For example, they admit that there is a problem with poor competition in many towns but they are not taking action.” “Government […]
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.
Is the road transport industry expecting too much from Philip Hammond’s budget this afternoon? Motortransport.co.uk looks at what’s in store for logistics.