Covid-19 has given the UK the opportunity to rethink and accelerate the switch to greener vehicles, secretary of state for transport Grant Shapps MP told delegates at yesterday’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (Low CVP) virtual annual conference. “We stand on the very verge of a new revolution; a green transport revolution,” he said. “We can reframe the narrative around green vehicles and show that it is this generation that will drive the transition to zero-carbon road transport.” The minister’s ambition […]
The DfT has been lambasted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for failing to ensure sufficient cross-channel freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.
Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September.