Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues. Prime minister Theresa May called for a general election to be held on 8 June earlier this week, and RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said the association was concerned about its implications for the road transport sector. He said: “We’re worried the campaigning could lead to hold-ups across a range of haulage industry issues, especially at a time when the new Trailblazer […]
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The FTA has launched a new supply chain consultancy arm which specialises in warehousing.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]