The RHA has said research claiming that road building fails to cut congestion and bring economic benefits, whilst creating higher than expected pollution levels, is misguided. The Campaign to Protect Rural England looked at the economic and environmental impact of a number of UK road schemes built over the past 20 years with the eschewed aim of cutting congestion, creating jobs and delivering minimal impact on the environment. The End Of The Road? report looked at 13 road schemes that […]
Ordered to clean the air: how the logistics sector found itself in the firing line of the air quality battle
Last month’s third High Court defeat by environmental law firm ClientEarth has really put the government under the cosh over tackling air pollution.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.
The RHA has said that if MPs don’t back a private members bill being tabled today (16 October), which calls for the tax take on fuel to be printed on every forecourt receipt, they will need to provide a clear reason why they have vetoed it. Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, and founder of the PetrolPromise campaign, is calling for the complete tax breakdown (duty and VAT) to be printed on all till receipts issued by fuel retailers. “This […]