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 […]
Logistics planning for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer will now have to be “done in a rush”, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
The RHA has called for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be scrapped in its London mayoral election manifesto.