Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry. In the TCs’ annual reports for 2015/16, Bell noted that nearly three-quarters of goods and PSV O-licences were held by companies operating between one and five vehicles, and queried whether the current flat-rate licence fees for all operators were set at the right level. She said […]
Enforcement of the HGV Road User Levy in Northern Ireland is to begin on Monday (17 November), the Department of the Environment (DoE) has confirmed, six-months after enforcement in the rest of the UK began.
The ways in which scientific developments will change the future of road transport will be examined at the Microlise Transport Conference, with a speech from one of the UK government’s senior policy makers.
Fair Fuel UK has renewed its call for the government to cut fuel duty to spur the struggling economy, after the Bank of England slashed its UK growth forecast for 2012 to close to zero. Quentin Wilson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, says: “Growth is paralysed so it’s time the government looked at cutting fuel duty to stimulate activity. If we spend less on fuel tax, we’ll spend more on other things.” Wilson argues fuel duty is one of the last […]