How Will the Budget Affect the Road Haulage Industry?

22nd November 2017

After hearing the budget today, the RHA are disappointed that fuel duty was frozen and not lowered.

But how else will the changes to the budget affect our industry?

The government have said that they will provide £220 million for a new Clean Air Fund, which will help businesses adapt as measures to improve air quality are put in place.

There will also be a freeze for HGV VED and Road User Levy rates from April 1 2018.

Hammond also showed his support for driverless cars, and said that the government will create a new £400m charging infrastructure fund - could this be extended to autonomous lorries in the future?