HGVs using the Severn River Crossings could be offered incentives to use it more at night when the bridge returns to public ownership, according to the Transport Secretary. Andrew Jones also told the Welsh Affairs Committee that the operation of the bridge by the Severn River Crossing Plc could come to an end as early as October 2017 and that a reduction in prices would follow. He also said that the DfT was considering introducing free flow toll technology, but […]
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.
A reshuffle of the DfT ministers has moved Claire Perry away from her responsibility for freight and logistics, despite her moving into the role just six months ago.
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 […]