New legal powers to transform Transport for the North (TfN) into the UK’s first-ever statutory sub-national transport body were laid out today (16 November) in Parliament. The government says the new legislation will give the North an unprecedented say on how money is spent on transport schemes across the region. Today’s announcement will see TfN get new powers to: Produce a statutory transport strategy for the North, which the government must formally consider when taking funding decisions Fund organisations to […]
Jesse Norman remains minister for road freight at the DfT, as the line up of ministers and their responsibilities was finalised after Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
Logistics businesses in the North could generate £35bn benefit for the economy by 2060, claims report
Logistics businesses in the North of England could generate £35bn in economic benefits for the region by 2060 and create 80,000 jobs, according to a new report.
Fuel duty will remain frozen this year, announced Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his Summer Budget this afternoon, following speculation that it would be increased.