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 […]
Former assistant whip Claire Perry MP has taken over responsibility for freight and logistics at the DfT.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]
Supermarket chain Morrisons has opened the UK’s 350th authorised testing facility (ATF) at its regional DC in Bridgwater, Somerset.