Tag: consultation

Government plans to boost ULEV market

31st October 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans to make electric vehicle chargepoints more widely available and convenient for motorists were put forward by government on 24 October 2016.

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House of Lords invites driverless car contributions

15th September 2016 | 0 Comments

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has begun to investigate future uses of driverless vehicles in the UK. The inquiry will collect evidence on the potential uses and benefits of autonomous vehicles in contexts such as road transport, farming and space exploration.

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TRA: Environment Agency plans “will decimate tyre recycling business”

22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans by the Environment Agency (EA) to introduce new norms for the storage and processing of end of life tyres (ELTs) will force many operators out of business by the end of this year, according to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). And what’s more this outcome is likely to drive tyre recycling underground too.

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SMMT consults on proposals aimed at improving air quality in London

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

New political leaders are starting to make their mark on the automotive landscape. The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has just launched a consultation on air quality in the capital.

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Only a few days left to comment on apprenticeship proposal

11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Companies in the tyre and auto-care sector have just one week to make their views known on a proposal which could determine the viability of the industry’s future workforce.

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Vapour recovery scheme consultation welcomed by PRA

26th June 2015 | 0 Comments

After persistent lobbying from the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a consultation document on 17 June regarding the reimbursement of duty on petrol subject to vapour recovery, Brian Madderson, PRA chairman comments.

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RMI urges Government to listen to retailers

28th October 2014 | 1 Comment

“The retail motor industry compromises of 8,000 member sites and too often the Government listens intently to the manufacturing sector, but takes scant account of the interests of retailers,” said RMI deputy chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London on 23 October 2014.

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TIF disappointed with tyre labelling consultation, but pragmatic about the future

28th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the publication of the DfT’s Tyre Labelling Enforcement Consultation document during the last week, NTDA representatives have articulated their disappointment with the government’s conclusions – apparently representing the views of the larger part of the Tyre Industry Federation (TIF) board (see "DfT completes Tyre Labelling consultation" for more on this)

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DfT completes tyre labelling consultancy, continues with risk-based enforcement plans

DfT completes tyre labelling consultancy, continues with risk-based enforcement plans

24th October 2014 | 0 Comments

The UK government’s Department for Transport announced that it had concluded its consultation on the enforcement mechanism for European tyre labelling legislation which began on 10 April and ran for around six weeks. As a result, the National Measurement Office (NMO) will now be basing its enforcement mechanism on a risk-based process using measures including criminal sanctions despite widespread tyre industry support for civil sanctions too. However, questions remain about exactly what this might mean in practice and – as we have seen – some will be disappointed that calls for civil penalties to be part of the enforcement mechanism appear to have gone unheard.

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NTDA shares its view on tyre labelling consultation

15th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the news that the government is consulting the market on the full implementation and enforcement of tyre labelling legislation in the UK, the NTDA has shared its views on both the process and its response to the consultation. According to the NTDA, the government consultation proposal can be summarised like this: “The department has appointed a tyre enforcement authority (the National Measurement Office) which will be responsible for organising a risk-based market surveillance approach and for the application of appropriate enforcement measures that impose the minimum burdens necessary to meet our EU obligations.

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