Michael Ellis has been appointed minister of state for transport, taking over the role from Jesse Norman, who has joined the Treasury after two years at the DfT. Ellis previously served as parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from Jan 2018 to May of this year. He also worked as deputy leader of the House of Commons from 17 July 2016 to 8 January 2018. Ellis was elected Conservative MP for Northampton […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.