Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Shapps was most recently Minister for State for International Development, having been chairman of the Conservative Party before this. He replaces Grayling after a difficult period that saw the Public Accounts Committee accuse the DfT of failing road transport over Brexit, and UK based international hauliers attacking the allocation process for ECMT permits. There was also the […]
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.
Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen.