Engine production fell by 27.5% in July compared to the same month in 2020, but the SMMT said the reduction was artificially heightened by comparison to last year when output was recovering. Latest figures showed a total of 127,922 engines were made in UK factories last month and over the year-to-date, engine manufacturing has increased by 6.8% to 1,058,792 units. However, this remains 31.6% lower than the five-year average. The SMMT said the decline in production should be looked at […]
The government’s decision to cut the plug-in car, van and truck grant has been described as “the wrong move at the wrong time” and “disappointing” by trade groups.
Ferguson Transport and Shipping has furloughed 26 drivers and 14 staff following the launch of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal this week, after being reassured payments for furloughed workers will arrive in the company’s bank account within six days of a claim being submitted online.
A promise by the government to splash out with the “biggest ever investment” in roads is still not enough to plug a backlog in maintenance, with billions more needed, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).