A review of the HGV Road User Levy is in the pipeline, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced in yesterday’s budget. It said a call for evidence on the existing system would be made this spring, and that the government would “work with the industry to update the levy so that it allows them to plan their routes more efficiently”. The document added that government would be looking to incentivise the revised scheme so that operators use the […]
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
Revenue from the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy should be used to give UK hauliers an essential user rebate, Malcolm Group MD Andrew Malcolm has said.
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.