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 […]
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.