The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April. Any company with payroll costs above £3m will be required to pay the equivalent of 0.5% of that cost into the tax. The association predicted this would hit companies operating 80 or more vehicles. RHA deputy policy director –for employment and skills, Colin Snape, said: “The apprenticeship levy is not only relevant to very […]
MT takes a look at yesterday’s pre-Brexit budget (29 Oct) delivered by Chancellor Phillip Hammond to see what lies ahead for the logistics sector and UK economy as it approaches a crucial point.
The RHA has warned that leaving the European single market and the European Union Customs Union “will inevitably add a degree of administrative cost” to UK operators and could slow down the supply chain.
Rates pressure, diesel prices and lorry road user levy revenues are among the points the RHA wants the chancellor to consider ahead of the Budget (20 March).