The government has rejected Greater Manchester’s request for a £116m support fund to help local businesses upgrade to compliant fleet vehicles. More than half of this total was to form a £59m Clean Freight Fund for helping local firms upgrade to compliant HGVs and vans. In a letter sent to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which represents all 10 boroughs across the region, environment secretary Therese Coffey said she needed to see “fuller justification for each measure identified”. She […]
Industry associations remain divided over the support the logistics sector requires during the COVID-19 crisis, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) demanding a fuel duty derogation and the FTA preferring the Treasury concentrate on alleviating fixed costs.
The Pallet Network’s pallet recycling scheme, which allows partners to take their expired pallets to TPN’s hub for use in carbon-neutral energy generation, has saved 300 tonnes of wood from landfill in its first six months.
The delayed Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) could face further setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, the council has warned.