John Hayes MP has retained his role for freight and logistics, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hayes took on the role last September and reports to transport secretary Chris Grayling, who also retained his position following the general election and changes to May’s senior team. Hayes, MP for South Holland and The Deepings, is also responsible for Highways England and skills and innovation at the department. His predecessor, Andrew Jones MP, has left the DfT to take up […]
Transport minister Stephen Hammond has been culled from the cabinet by the PM in a government reshuffle. It comes just six months after taking Hammond took back responsibility for freight and logistics from Robert Goodwill.
DfT officials have been accused of ignoring ministers’ wishes in a move likened to a scene from TV series ‘Yes Minister’ after the department shelved plans this week for a trial of 25-metre articulated trucks whilst it carries out a safety review of the vehicle. The decision brings to an abrupt halt plans mapped out by transport minister Baroness Vere and Denby Transport chairman Dick Denby, pictured, for a Section 44 permit to be issued to enable Denby Transport’s 25.25m […]
Almost every operator in Northern Ireland that should have a restricted O-licence has been issued one, three years after updated O-licensing rules came into force.