The FTA has warned operators to remain vigilant about the threat of a fuel duty hike this year. Addressing delegates at last week’s Microlise Transport Conference, FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham said that at 57.95ppl, the UK’s fuel duty remained one of the highest in Europe, with only the Netherlands levying more tax on fuel. “That number has got a lot to do with Quentin [Willson],” he said. “We should take a moment to acknowledge the fact that number […]
The DVSA’s head of enforcement has hinted that the agency’s flagship earned recognition scheme could go live this year, despite the organisation’s chief executive previously appearing to rule this out.
Simplifications to the rules on cabotage could be unveiled soon by the European Commission, EC vice president Siim Kallas has confirmed.
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.