London mayor Sadiq Khan’s election pledge to pedestrianise Oxford Street has been stamped out by Westminster Council. The London council, which owns the capital’s famous shopping street, said it has listened to the views of local residents and businesses and ruled out full-scale pedstrianisation as an option. However, it added that “doing nothing” to improve the retail area is also not an option, and urges a rethink of the whole strategy. Westminster councillor Nickie Aiken said: “We are now working […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.
The FTA has called on France’s new president Emmanuel Macron to reverse his predecessor’s decision to charge a €40 (£34) driver fee.