Logistics UK said it was “cautiously optimistic” that the government’s solution to checks on food consignments moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will help prevent delays. After lobbying from the logistics sector to ease the administrative burden after Brexit, the government has now proposed a solution on goods using groupage, which the trade association expects will reduce the number of vehicles needed to be inspected on arrival in NI. Earlier this week, Logistics UK chief executive David Wells met […]
Transport sector could cost Treasury up to £1.2bn in Bounce Back Loan Scheme defaults, researchers warn
The transport industry could cost the Treasury £1.2bn in Covid-19 loan defaults, according to research by Business Rescue Expert.
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]