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. In a statement striking a balance between strong growth and the future challenge of Brexit, Hammond revealed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had upgraded GDP growth from 1.4% to 2%. However, the OBR says this will fall to 1.6% in 2018. Here’s a snapshot […]
It has emerged that the Treasury’s plan to extend the existing island fuel rebate scheme to parts of mainland UK may not result in the same 5p/litre rebate enjoyed by those already in the scheme.
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has been replaced by Robert Goodwill at the DfT, as part of a series of changes that appear to increase ministers’ focus on rail services.