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 government is launching a new transport investment strategy which will create a Major Road Network and significantly boost local road improvement funding as part of wider plans to rebalance the UK’s economy.
Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of the Malcolm Group, is questioning the safety of government plans to streamline HGV driver tests to tackle the driver shortage crisis.
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.