RHA submits Spring Statement asks

Trade body RHA has submitted its asks to the Treasury ahead of the Spring Statement on 6 March.

It is calling on the Chancellor to support operators across the country who keep Britain moving through the following key measures:

  • Continue the freeze on fuel duty and maintain the 5p cut.
  • An emissions-linked rebate on fuel duty on alternative fuels.
  • An essential user rebate on fuel duty for commercial operators.
  • Reform of business rates to support transport businesses operating warehouses.
  • Help businesses suffering from higher interest rates by extending full expensing to the cost of vehicle leasing.
  • Reduction in insurance premium tax which disproportionately impacts road transport operators due to the number of mandatory insurances.
  • Encourage training providers and colleges to offer heavy vehicle mechanic apprenticeships by increasing the funding band available to at least £23,000.
  • Temporary suspension of Vehicle Excise Duty on HGVs and the HGV Levy

Richard Smith, RHA Managing Director, said: “We are calling on the Government to focus on stability, long-term growth and targeted support to tackle the major challenges the road transport industry currently faces to ease cost pressures on operators.”



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