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 […]
Uncertainty over the immigration system after Brexit next year will compound the industry’s driver shortage and goods and services could grind to a halt, according to an FTA report.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]