Rising fuel costs are forcing logistics businesses to freeze recruitment, lay-off staff and delay vehicle upgrades, according to a new study from FairFuelUK (FFUK) and FTA. FFUK’s March 2019 study into fuel prices revealed that 19% of 17,231 respondents said rising fuel prices had forced them to freeze staff recruitment. A further nine per cent said the rise had forced them to lay-off staff. Eighty percent of respondents said they were planning to keep their commercial vehicle for the next […]
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
Lancashire courier Sameday was given the opportunity to share concerns about road repairs and business finance with chancellor George Osborne last week.
Logistics business groups have welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s series of measures to get the economy back on its feet, but warned that further initiatives are needed to prevent a slew of job losses.