The Road Haulage Association in Britain is pressing the Chancellor to make an announcement in his Autumn Statement that he will continue to freeze fuel duty.
Figures produced by the RHA clearly demonstrate that the £150 million funding needed to effectively tackle the crippling driver shortage would actually make money for the government. The RHA is calling for funding to be paid direct to haulage operators to enable them to train the 50,000 new drivers that the industry, and the economy, so desperately need. RHA analysis clearly shows that this investment would be recouped in terms of income tax and national insurance from the new UK driving jobs.
In addition, the requirement for the extra vehicles needed could generate up to £275 million in fuel duty revenue.