Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT. The MP for Hereford and South Hertfordshire’s new responsibilities include road freight, Highways England and transport technology, in effect replacing John Hayes MP. Norman previously worked as an under secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He made his first appearance in the role last week (26 June) when he met with Transport for […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.