Rob Flello, political champion of the haulage industry, has been ousted as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South by Conservative candidate Jack Brereton. Flello, who was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and a member of the Transport Committee, lost his seat to Brereton by just 663 votes in last week’s general election. Flello, who voted remain in last year’s EU Referendum, was defending one of the most pro-Brexit areas in the country with more than 70% of […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has received more than 15,000 signatures of support in the past day backing its call for an investigation into the UK fuel market. FFUK wants the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to take the issue on, after a report commissioned for G20 finance ministers warned oil traders may have been artificially inflating wholesale prices. It also wants the financial regulators to look at whether traders and speculators have, in the style of the banks and the Libor rate, […]
The FTA has welcomed the freeze in fuel duty announced by the chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget, but believes he missed an opportunity to boost the economy by not cutting it.
Operators working in the capital will face greater Vosa enforcement and potentially greater regulation in a bid to improve cycling safety in London, the government has announced.