LOGISTICS UK is calling on the government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles to Net Zero. David Wells, chief executive of Logistics UK explains, the sector needs time to prepare for alternative fuels:
“As the logistics industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, and with the threat of price inflation, every penny counts for our sector, which traditionally runs on extremely narrow margins. While our members are committed to switching to cleaner alternative fuels, the cost of a new alternatively fuelled HGV makes them challenging for many businesses, despite government grants of up to £25,000.
“Our industry is fully behind the switch to alternative fuels but, in order to do so, needs a confirmation from government that fuel duty will not be used as a tool to close budgetary gaps in the economy.”