• Control Scheme ‘Beyond Belief’

    RESPONDING to the announcement from London Councils to re-reintroduce the London Lorry Control Scheme on 1 June, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: ‘I find their decision at this extremely sensitive time to be beyond […]

     
  • Free Trade Agreement

    SARAH Laouadi, European policy manager at FTA, was encouraged by the draft Free Trade Agreement provided by the UK government (18 May 2020) for discussion with the EU negotiating team: ‘The draft Free Trade Agreement […]

     
  • Government Support For North Channel Ferries

    SIX ferry operators will be the beneficiaries of a £35 million government support scheme over a period of up to nine weeks to ensure that there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the […]

     
  • Covid-19 Temporary Instructions

    DUE TO the current exceptional circumstances, temporary instructions for prohibition removal for heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles which have been allowed to continue their journey after an inspection by the DVSA, are as […]

     
  • 10% tariff on new trucks

    THE RHA has warned that a 10% tariff on new trucks will stall economic recovery. The government has announced its new UK Global Tariff (UKGT) which will impose levies on imports from 1 January 2021, […]

     
  • Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

      A NEW online service will launch on 26 May for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the government announced. This scheme will […]

     
  • HGV Market Down

    THE UK’s new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market fell 22.5% in the first quarter of 2020, with 9,193 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Fluctuations in […]

     
  • CHARGING SCHEMES

    FTA has reacted with extreme disappointment to TfL’s decision to reintroduce all London road charging with immediate effect. FTA’s head of urban policy says, the decision will have a detrimental impact on the distribution sector’s […]