Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership. VAT was removed from the toll price tag as the crossings came under the responsibility of Highways England this morning, meaning HGVs will now pay £16.70 instead of £20. The cost for a van to cross has fallen from £13.40 to £11.20. Trade associations welcomed the reduction, but continued to push for the tolls to be removed altogether, as promised by the government last […]
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.