Hauliers are calling for the government to clarify the level of import tariffs to be placed on new trucks in the event of a no-deal Brexit after a government document revealed it has been hiked from a promised 10% to 16%. Last month industry leaders were told by government officials that a planned 22% tax on HGV imports was to be reduced to 10%, bringing it into line with the car industry. However, a government document dubbed “Non-preferential tariff rates […]
The transport secretary promised industry leaders last week that he is working hard to address the chronic shortfall in European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits, which are vital to hauliers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
Maxi Haulage has delivered one of its largest pre-tax profits in the firm’s history, despite a “difficult and competitive” environment.