The haulage industry gave a warm welcome this week to reports that prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to cut fuel duty for the first time in nine years.The fuel duty cut, which could be as much as 2ppl, is part of an emergency budget planned for 4 September, according to a report in The Sunday Times. The team is also “war-gaming” a general election on 17 October, the report added. Fuel duty has been frozen at 57.95ppl since 2010 […]
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding. Emma Shone
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight. Hayley Pink