The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for major improvements to regional infrastructure to boost productivity and help England’s regions improve links with international markets. The Shaping regional infrastructure report, published today (20 April), found CBI members want to see a more joined-up approach to delivery across different types of infrastructure, from housing and energy, to transport. It argued for improved links between regional airports and ports. It said this will be even more important in a post-Brexit economy, […]
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.
Government plans to reallocate road space is based on a “fantasy” and should be reconsidered, according to the RHA.
The government’s announcement last week that it is cutting the grants for plug-in vehicles makes very little difference to HGV operators on the simple basis that only three commercial vehicles with GVWs above 3.5 tonnes are currently eligible for any kind of grant support. These are the BYD Auto eDucato 4.25-tonne GVW van, the FUSO eCanter and the Paneltex Z75. There is no grant funding under the scheme for trucks over 12 tonnes GVW anyway.