Logistics and manufacturing associations have warned that Tata’s decision to sell off its steel operation in the UK will have major repercussions on the wider economy unless a buyer is found. The warning follows the news that Tata’s board yesterday (29 March) rejected a rescue plan of its UK steel business, voting instead to sell all its steel plants in the UK. Ian Gallagher, FTA head of policy for Wales, said Tata’s decision was very bad news for FTA members. […]
The RHA has laid down four elements for achieving a “sustainable recovery” and has urged the government to consider the environmental, economic and social needs of business and people.
The RHA is calling on the government to set out a national road map to decarbonise freight over the next 25 years which respects vehicle life cycles and supports business investment.
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]