The DfT is running out of time to put in place additional ferry capacity ahead of the Brexit deadline of 31 October and is ill prepared for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, the Public Accounts Committee has warned. The warning comes in the committee’s report Brexit and the UK Border: Out of Court Settlement with Eurotunnel, published today (10 July). The report raises concerns about preparations to provide additional ferry capacity for freight. It points to DfT’s first attempt […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has received more than 15,000 signatures of support in the past day backing its call for an investigation into the UK fuel market. FFUK wants the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to take the issue on, after a report commissioned for G20 finance ministers warned oil traders may have been artificially inflating wholesale prices. It also wants the financial regulators to look at whether traders and speculators have, in the style of the banks and the Libor rate, […]
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
Jesse Norman remains minister for road freight at the DfT, as the line up of ministers and their responsibilities was finalised after Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.