The FTA has given a guarded reaction to news that MPs have voted through Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill was passed by a majority of 124, although it now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament. The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period – during which the UK is out of the EU but still follows many of its rules […]
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
The government is being urged not to raise fuel duty in the forthcoming Budget following speculation that the first increase in a decade is on the cards.
The FTA has urged the government not to enforce driving licence checks once paper counterparts are abolished on 8 June, as the proposed online replacement is still not a viable alternative for fleet operators.