Dover MP Charlie Elphicke accepted a gift of £22,577 from the RHA this year, according to the government’s annual Register of Interests released last month. Elphicke’s office said the gift pays for the secondment of a parliamentary researcher for a year. It was the highest donation in the register’s section on gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources. Elphicke said: “The researcher is looking at how we can be ready for Brexit – particularly at the Dover frontline. This is […]
The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead.
Haulage firms and their drivers who unwittingly transport migrants into the UK inside their vehicles should not be fined until the chaos at Calais is rectified, according to a law firm.
More than 50 MPs are calling on the chancellor to cut fuel duty, warning that the haulage industry faces “severe damage” if fuel duty rises in line with RPI next April.