Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald has retained his post as shadow transport secretary, surviving the latest Labour party cabinet reshuffle. McDonald took on the role in June after Labour’s Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood resigned the post in protest at Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn’s style of leadership. The role of Labour shadow transport minister for roads, which was held by Birmingham and Northfield MP Richard Burden until his resignation in June, has yet to be filled. A spokesman for Andy McDonald told […]
Post-Brexit salary threshold on immigration will lead to escalating skills shortage, government warned
The current industry skills shortage may not be resolved by proposals to reduce the salary threshold for immigration after Brexit – because HGV drivers are generally paid more than £30,000, according to Talent in Logistics.
Transport minister Claire Perry will give the opening speech and launch DHL’s gas-powered truck at MT’s Quiet Cities summit on 25 November.
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Budget there will be no rise in fuel duty this September.