The Severn Crossing tolls will be reduced next year ahead of being scrapped entirely, the government has confirmed. Highways England will gain ownership of the crossing on 8 January 2018, at which point the tolls will cease to include VAT. This means that the current £20 cost for an HGV to cross will be lowered to £16.70, and light goods vehicles will pay £11.20 instead of £13.40. The report from DfT on the reduced toll prices added that in addition […]
Highways England and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two bodies developing shared priorities and a long-term strategy for key roads and motorways across the city region.
A taskforce of MPs has claimed the government is failing to provide leadership on the controversial issue of clean air zones (CAZs), which many hauliers fear will put them out of business.
The Home Affairs Select Committee has been told that a significant proportion of UK exports will get delayed if customs clearance is reintroduced as a consequence of Brexit, and the government needs a “big step change” to deliver the promise of “frictionless trade”.