Highways England to launch on 1 April

Highways agency

The government has announced that Highways England will ‘go-live’ on the 1 April 2015. The company takes over the running of motorways and major trunk roads from the Highways Agency at the beginning of April and the new company will have longer-term funding, which will mean it can plan ahead … Continue reading

Drivers get 10 minute leeway

Parking Fines

Drivers will get a 10-minute grace period from traffic wardens when late back to their car, the government has announced. Local government and communities secretary Eric Pickles and transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that drivers will avoid getting fines for being a few minutes late back to their vehicle parked … Continue reading

FTA calls for 3ppl cut in fuel duty

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the Government to reduce fuel duty by 3 pence per litre. In its pre-Budget submission to the Chancellor George Osborne, the FTA said that its objective remains to help to deliver a boost to the UK economy through a revised approach to fuel … Continue reading