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 […]
The decision by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to investigate the £47bn UK oil sector is simply a side-show, and the need to tackle the punishingly high rate of fuel duty remains paramount, campaigners have said.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
For decades the government has been urged to make competition fairer between UK and foreign operators but, now action is being finally taken, how effective will it prove, asks Guy Sheppard. When the HGV Road User Levy comes into force in April, Rob Hollyman, MD of Purfleet-based UK and international distribution company YTL, is unlikely to celebrate – despite first lobbying for it in the mid-1980s. The government says it will help create a level playing field for UK operators […]