The FairFuelUK (FFUK) campaign has suggested that leaving the EU could help the UK solve its HGV driver shortage. Speaking after 52% of the British public voted in favour of Brexit, FFUK co-founder Howard Cox said that while the result was unlikely to lead to “a mass overhaul of our transport laws, a review of the dreaded European Union Directive CPC may help with those critical HGV driver shortages”. Cox added: “The major trade bodies should be commercially creative with the […]
James Hookham, deputy CEO of the Freight Transport Association, says that the UK will need to replace Community permits on Brexit day.
The new government bill making provisions for a no-deal trade arrangement when the UK leaves the EU next year is merely a contingency plan, with plans for a trade agreement still firmly on the table, transport secretary Chris Grayling has assured the industry.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]