The RHA has welcomed the Conservative manifesto’s pledge to simplify the tax system this week but said the document lacked detail. Launched by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the general election on 8 June, key measures include a pledge to seek a post-Brexit free trade and customs agreement with the EU; a move to simplify the tax system; and a commitment to continue a £40bn road and rail investment programme. The manifesto also promises to develop the strategic road […]
Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT.
The government is beginning to acknowledge the importance of the road transport industry ahead of the general election, according to the RHA.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.