Is the road transport industry expecting too much from Philip Hammond’s budget this afternoon? Motortransport.co.uk looks at what’s in store for logistics. Business rates It is expected that Philip Hammond will announce some relief for smaller businesses faced with increased business rates. Responding to MPs’ concerns during prime minister’s questions last week, Theresa May said: “There are different effects on different businesses, and it is important that we have already put significant sums into transitional support for businesses so that […]
Operators face a potential triple whammy in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 25 November with cuts to spending on local roads, the DVSA’s enforcement budget and an increase in fuel duty on the cards.
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.