Insurance costs could climb next year although fuel duty will remain frozen, it was confirmed in this afternoon’s Autumn Statement. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that insurance premium tax will increase from 10% to 12% in June 2017. He said: “Insurance premium tax in this country is lower than in many other European countries, and half the rate of VAT. “In order to raise revenue, which is required to fund spending commitments I am making today, it will […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has doubled its “email your MP” target after surpassing its original 25,000 marker in just two weeks. Since launching its email push, which calls on operators and the public to get in touch with their local MP through the FFUK website, 25,867 emails have been sent opposing August’s planned 3ppl fuel duty rise. FFUK has also garnered the support of 38 MPs in its bid to win enough support to table an amendment to the Finance Bill to […]
Motor Transport has joined the RHA and the CILT in calling on chancellor George Osborne to set aside £100m to fund the urgent recruitment and training of up to 45,000 new HGV drivers in his Autumn Statement on 3 December.
Union GMB is to ballot members at Bidvest Logistics after the company reconsidered the amount it was to increase employees’ pay by.