Almost 61% of transport and storage firms are struggling with soaring costs because of the rise in fuel prices, according to latest figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said 60.9% of businesses in transportation and storage reported an increase in the price of goods or services they bought in May. In the sector, 28% said they expected prices to rise further in the coming months. Only 1.4% said they thought prices would fall. However, nearly 20% think their turnover […]
S&S Distribution saw a 3.2% decrease in turnover in the financial year ending 31 July 2013, but experienced an upturn in fortunes during the latter half of last year.
Campaign group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has made a fresh call for the Chancellor to scrap January’s planned 3ppl rise in fuel duty, after figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed a sharp fall in fuel consumption. Sales of transport fuels fell 6.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2011, made up of a 10.6% fall in petrol deliveries and a 1.6% fall in diesel deliveries. In all, some 6.2 billion litres of diesel […]
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.