Tolls on the two Severn crossings are to be axed on 17 December, a fortnight earlier than initially planned. The announcement was made by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (2 October). He said the move would be worth up to £100m a year to the Welsh economy and help strengthen the concept of a ‘Western Powerhouse’ between major cities in Wales and South-West England such as Cardiff, Newport and Bristol. The FTA […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.