A taskforce of MPs has claimed the government is failing to provide leadership on the controversial issue of clean air zones (CAZs), which many hauliers fear will put them out of business. Improving Air Quality, a joint report from four Select Committees, published today (15 March) also labels the government’s response to the UK’s ‘air quality catastrophe’ inadequate and calls for immediate, bold action. Coming after the third defeat of the government’s plans to address the UK’s illegal air pollution […]
The FTA has accused the government of “dragging its feet” over O-licence reform, two years after a review into the traffic commissioners’ (TCs) work was published.
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 DfT is being urged to make longer semi-trailers a ‘business as usual’ option for fleets, following the government’s latest trial update.