The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned. Malcolm Bingham, FTA head of policy for the north of England, said infrastructure investment in northern England over the next five years is more or less secured, barring legislative changes. But the public vote to leave the EU could affect trade supplies between the continent and ports such as Immingham, Hull […]
A confidential reporting system where transport employees can flag up safety concerns is being introduced into the road haulage 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 […]
A leaked government dossier that predicts months of delays at ports and shortages of some foods and medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit is not “scaremongering” and supports the RHA’s long-held concerns, chief executive Richard Burnett said this week.