An operator has urged the industry to fight the increase in business rates after discovering he will face a £28,000 hike. Bothwell, Lanarkshire-based Bullet Express MD David McCutcheon said the increase, effective from 1 April, represented a 26% increase on his previous rates bill. “The haulage industry is sitting on a time bomb. Lots of firms don’t realise what is coming. I urge hauliers to get their rateable values checked and speak to their local MPs to see if we […]
LPG trade association UKLPG has signed up as an official backer of FairFuelUK (FFUK), and has taken the opportunity to urge the government to make alternative fuels more affordable in next month’s Budget.
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]
The chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen fuel duty, the HGV Road User Levy and vehicle excise duty (VED) in today’s budget but had little to offer in regards to tackling the UK’s chronic congestion.