The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget. While Howard Cox and Quentin Willson from campaign group FairFuelUK were pleased the “chancellor has understood the debilitating effect of raising fuel duty on consumers, households, businesses and the broad economy” industry associations went on the attack. Christopher Snelling, the FTA’s head of national policy, said: “A freeze in fuel duty is a welcome decision, but it demonstrates a real […]
The FTA has welcomed the freeze in fuel duty announced by the chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget, but believes he missed an opportunity to boost the economy by not cutting it.
Transport for London (TfL) has released its Olympic Freight Journey Planner, to help operators navigate the disruption London 2012 will bring this summer. The Pie Mapping developed planner calculates the most appropriate route for operators to take during the Games period based on the date and time of day and the vehicle’s dimensions. Although free to all, the journey planner offers further functionality to members of TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. This includes the ability to save your routes, chosen […]
Moving the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais to UK soil in the event of the UK leaving the EU would simply encourage more migrants to attempt to reach Britain by any means and could lead to a “free-for-all”, the FTA has warned.