Tag: George Osborne

RMI Bodyshops ‘disappointed’ over whiplash delay

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers, has raised their concerns following today’s announcement that proposals to reform how the insurance industry deals with claims for whiplash injuries have been put on hold by the government.

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Small businesses win in 2016 budget

Small businesses win in 2016 budget

16th March 2016 | 0 Comments

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne MP’s 2016 budget lowers tax rates for small businesses, however large businesses face stamp duty and other increases. The surprise announcement of government-backed “Lifetime ISAs” is designed to help everyone save more for the future. But, at the same time as this, larger personal tax allowances were announced – suggesting people will have great levels of disposable income now as well.

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Driver training: RHA disappointed in Osborne’s ‘failure’ to address funding

Driver training: RHA disappointed in Osborne’s ‘failure’ to address funding

25th November 2015 | 0 Comments

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) says it is extremely disappointed that, once again, the Chancellor has failed to address the urgent need for £150 million to fund truck driver training, and it considers the omission to be a threat to economic recovery.

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RMI also voices opposition to MOT extension

8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), which represents retail business across the automotive sector including franchised dealers and independent garages, added to the NTDA's objections its strong opposition to the proposed MOT change. The RMI believes the change could only harm the UK’s road safety record.

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PRA welcomes Budget’s fuel duty freeze, ‘disappointed’ no cut

8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers’ Association has welcomed the chancellor’s Budget announcement that fuel duty will be frozen, while expressing disappointment that there was no cut. Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association comments: “The PRA has been lobbying Government and the Treasury on the subject of fuel duty, so it is good news to hear the chancellor’s announcement.

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NTDA to challenge MOT changes on ‘road safety’ grounds

8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The NTDA plans to challenge at the consultation phase the UK government’s proposal to extend from three to four years the deadline for a new car’s first MOT. Chancellor George Osborne announced today that the Government is exploring the options, with the proposed changes to become part of the government’s forthcoming Motoring Service Strategy.

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FTA warns chancellor over fuel duty

7th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning the chancellor that failing to freeze or cut fuel duty in the Budget could sabotage the country's economic growth. The Association, which has 14,700 members in the logistics industry, says falling fuel prices have been a major factor in the country's recovery.

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FTA urges chancellor ‘not to renege’ on fuel tax promise

30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the chancellor to freeze or cut fuel duty ahead of Wednesday’s FairFuelUK event at the House of Commons. Chief executive David Wells has written to George Osborne asking him not to renege on his promise to hold current levels until September.

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Call for duty cut as petrol prices fall

13th January 2015 | 0 Comments

“This week the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, once again exhorted oil companies and retailers to pass on the full benefit of reducing crude oil prices to motorists and businesses”, said Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association.

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Chancellor confirms infrastructure investment, fuel duty freeze

3rd December 2014 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t an enormously motoring-centric Autumn statement this year, but UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne did confirm that fuel duty is to remain frozen and that the government would fund 84 road-building projects across the country. As far as fuel duty is concerned, some motoring groups had predicted a return of the fuel […]

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‘No autumn fuel duty increase’ – FairFuelUK

11th November 2014 | 0 Comments

An article in The Scotsman says that there are warnings that the UK Government might restore the unpopular fuel duty escalator system due to falling oil prices and falling North Sea tax revenue. Three years ago George Osborne introduced a fuel stabiliser system as oil prices surged above $115 a barrel. He said “the escalator […]

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Budget fuel duty freeze ‘doesn’t go far enough’ says FTA

20th March 2014 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the freeze in fuel duty confirmed by the Chancellor in yesterday's Budget, but has expressed disappointment that he has not taken the opportunity to boost the economy by reducing fuel duty by 3 pence per litre.

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Petrol duty frozen in 2014 UK budget announcement

Petrol duty frozen in 2014 UK budget announcement

19th March 2014 | 0 Comments

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has opted to freeze fuel duty as part of his 2014 budget statement, given today (19 March) in the House of Commons. Arguably the most tyre-specific announcement after the freezing of fuel duty was the news that an extra £200 million for pothole maintenance.

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FTA calls for budget fuel duty cut

21st February 2014 | 0 Comments

In its pre-Budget submission to the Chancellor the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged Chancellor to go further than freezing fuel duty and to cut it by three pence per litre. FTA has asked George Osborne who will deliver the 2014 Budget statement on 19 March, to maintain its commitment and consider the economic benefits […]

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PRA gives qualified welcome to Chancellor’s ‘pledge’

1st October 2013 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) has welcomed the announcement that the Chancellor George Osborne MP has pledged in his keynote speech at the Conservative party's annual conference, to freeze fuel duty until the next election in May 2015, meaning that the planned duty rise of 2 pence per litre in September 2014 is unlikely to go ahead.

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