The ways in which scientific developments will change the future of road transport will be examined at the Microlise Transport Conference, with a speech from one of the UK government’s senior policy makers. Rupert Lewis (pictured), who leads the Government Office for Science (GO-Science), will talk about how science and scientific evidence can help resolve industry issues. Before working for GO-Science, Lewis was the head of automotive policy at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). During his time […]
Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage.
Industry associations are urging the government to provide finer details on its proposed lorry road user charge (LRUC) following the end of the scheme’s consultation period. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has questioned how a new grant, set to replace the Reduced Pollution Certificate (RPC) as part of the proposed lorry charging scheme, will affect UK-based operators, particularly those running fleets of 50-plus vehicles. It calculates that its members could lose out on £3.7m in benefits from […]
The members of the Transport Committee, which will serve under chairwoman Lillian Greenwood, have been announced.