Roadway Update 4 March 2020

4th March 2020

RHA responds to Transport Scotland on LEZs

The RHA is calling for a phased approach to LEZs in Scotland to avoid massive disruption to businesses.

This call comes as the RHA issued a response to Transport Scotland on their Low Emission Zones (LEZs) Consultation on Regulations and Guidance.

We support the drive toward improved local air quality across the United Kingdom, but it is vital that policy frameworks are designed to work for all.

Read the full story on RoadwayLive here.


Coronavirus & Logistics: Business as usual – for now

Many RHA members are worried about the spread of coronavirus and the impact it could have on the logistics industry.

As such, we have updated our guidance on preparing for and dealing with coronavirus, which you can find here. 

Currently the best advice continues to be the need to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Read the full story on RoadwayLive here.


Tell parliamentarians what you think about clean air zones

Time is running out to get your opinions to a cross-party group of parliamentarians who want to know how clean air zones (CAZs) are affecting your business.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Road Freight and Logistics (APPG) – which represents our sector’s interests at Westminster – is investigating the impact of clean air zones on our industry.

The deadline for emailing your response to the APPG is 5pm on Wednesday 11 March.

Read the full story on RoadwayLive here.


New customs paperwork will require 50,000 new customs agents

From 1 January 2021, once customs formalities have been reinstated between the UK and EU member states, firms moving goods across borders will have to complete another 200m declarations each year.

The current figure stands at 50m declarations annually, which covers Britain’s trade with non-EU states.

Read the full story on RoadwayLive here.


Reduced speed limit in Central London now in effect

A 20mph speed limit is in effect along TfL roads in London's Congestion Charging Zone.

The 20mph speed limits are highlighted by new signage and road markings, with raised pedestrian crossings being installed in prominent locations where a high number of people walk.

TfL have also recalibrated all the speed cameras in central London, and from April, a new speed enforcement team will identify speeding drivers across the capital.

Read the full story on RoadwayLive here.


IR35 – Tax Change coming your way: are you ready or will it cost you?

IR35 tax changes are coming from 6 April. 

After this date, the burdenfor assessing employment status in the private sector will shift to the ‘end user’ ie the business engaging the self-employed individual whether directly or through an intermediary business.

The changes apply to medium and large businesses only, and there is currently a small company exemption that will apply.
Read a summary of what you need to be aware of on RoadwayLive here.