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Tag : Government

£2bn scheme announced to see roads overhaul to encourage cycling and walking

11 months ago / 0 comments

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul … Read More »

PM to announce £100m towards 29 road projects

12 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce mass investment in the country’s infrastructure, including £100m towards 29 road projects.

Government urged to follow BVRLA and FLA principles for successful scrappage scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following news of a possible £6,000 scrappage scheme to promote new car sales and transition buyers into cleaner vehicles, the BVRLA and FLA have outlined the … Read More »

UK government considers £6,000 scrappage scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

With the automotive market on its knees following record-breaking low sales during the peak of the nationwide lockdown, government is looking to implement a scrappage scheme … Read More »

New Government must bring tax certainty and grant support to fleets, says industry

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the Conservatives having secured a majority in the general election, the fleet and automotive sector has urged the Government to focus on industry support, including … Read More »

Transport Committee and DfT urge Treasury for long-term funding to fix local roads

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Transport Committee has today welcomed a commitment by the Department for Transport (DfT) to put pressure on the Treasury for a longer-term funding settlement, which … Read More »

Government must take action now on road pricing, says IFS

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to take immediate action by switching to road pricing to counter a £28bn fall in fuel duties from the switch to … Read More »

UK road deaths show marginal improvement

2 years ago / 2 comments

Not enough is being done to tackle road deaths, is the key message being sent out by industry bodies, as government statistics show that 2018 observed … Read More »

Transport Committee calls for Government ambition and leadership on cycling and walking

2 years ago / 1 comments

More leadership and ambition are required to champion walking and cycling in England, according to the Transport Select Committee, which has issued a new report – … Read More »

Government must up the ante on transport emissions to meet net zero, say eco advisers

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK Government’s legal commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 must be backed by solid action on climate change – including on transport emissions and phasing … Read More »

Government accelerates plans for autonomous vehicle trials

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Government is advancing its plans for trials of self-driving vehicles, which could see testing start on public roads by the end of this year.

Bring 2% BiK rate forward to 2019, say leading firms

3 years ago / 1 comments

Addressing the cliff-edge in company car benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates and bringing forward the 2% rate to 2019/20 could help drive ULEV uptake.

Fleets need stronger links to Government, expert warns

3 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet industry needs stronger links to Government to avoid a repeat of the current ‘breakdown in communication’ that’s causing confusion among decision-makers, according to mid-term … Read More »

Government proposals accused of delaying E10 introduction

3 years ago / 0 comments

Government proposals, published on 20 July, recognise the benefits of E10 petrol, but “will prevent or at best delay E10’s introduction”, says the REA.

Fleet procurement could put UK in EV fast lane, says Unite

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK car market’s successful transition to electric vehicles will require measures to drive fleet EV take-up, as well as action to protect the manufacturing sector.

Government funding to drive multi-modal mobility solutions

3 years ago / 0 comments

Plans to develop a multi-model mobility offering covering buses, taxis and on-road shuttles in the Oxford area has become one of 22 connected and autonomous vehicle … Read More »

VED reform needed to fund new roads

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dwindling revenues from Vehicle Excise Duty and fuel duty due to ultra-low emission vehicle take-up will create problems for the funding of roads, particularly with commitments … Read More »

Feature: Connectivity and Software, No way in?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The continuing integration of mobile technology linked into vehicles is creating huge data security issues. Julian Kirk discovers how to keep your information secure.

UK to host international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit next autumn

4 years ago / 0 comments

The UK is to host a global Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in autumn 2018 as it looks to expand the development of the low emission and … Read More »

CO2 levels rising as fleets migrate to PCH and petrols

4 years ago / 0 comments

Average CO2 emissions are on the rise from British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) member lease cars as a result of Government’s tax drives on … Read More »

New Kent motorway junction gets go-ahead

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Government has given the go-ahead for a new M20 junction by Ashford in Kent, with construction due to begin early next year.

Government plans for rail expansion under new strategy

4 years ago / 0 comments

Rail lines shut during the Beeching cuts of the 1960s could be reopened and more commuter lines offered as the Department for Transport looks to overhaul … Read More »

ACFO lambasts Budget ‘attack’ on Company Car Tax

4 years ago / 0 comments

ACFO has accused the Government of making “a tax grab at the expense of the company car” following the Autumn Budget announcement of an increased diesel … Read More »

Government looks to deploy national standard for bike-share schemes

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Government is considering a national standard for public bike share schemes to ensure they are appropriately introduced and managed.

Fleets warned of cost impact after post-Budget shift to petrols

4 years ago / 0 comments

The chancellor is being warned again of the cost to fleets if he pushes ahead with anti-diesel measures in tomorrow’s Autumn Budget, as concerns mount over … Read More »

DVSA tests MOT reminder service

4 years ago / 0 comments

The DVSA is running a new service to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due as it reveals that around 28% … Read More »

Lost Vehicle Excise Duty revenue hits £107m

4 years ago / 0 comments

New government figures show car tax evasion has continued to increase since the 2014 abolition of the tax disc in 2014.

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

4 years ago / 0 comments

Implementing an online database showing drivers the emissions standard for their particular registration plate is essential to avoid confusion under forthcoming Clean Air Zones.

Tax on new diesel cars in Autumn Budget could ‘backfire’

4 years ago / 0 comments

Implementing surcharges on new diesel cars to drive air quality ambitions could actually backfire, in particular with regards to fleets.

EU plans for 30% cut in emissions by 2030

4 years ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is looking to cut car and LCV emissions by 30% by 2030 under a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets.