LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Road Haulage Association, represents 7,000 transport operators who, between them, run approximately 100,000 HGVs and provide vital services across the UK economy, has urged the Chancellor to consider several key points that are critical, both to the future of the UK road haulage industry, and to the future prosperity of the rest of the United Kingdom.
- A commitment to no further increases in diesel duty this Parliament - a reduction will boost growth and employment.
- A commitment to increasing the effectiveness of HMRC efforts to combat diesel duty laundering and fraud - which undermines legitimate road hauliers.
- Announce a clear, long-term, SME-friendly Treasury policy on methane (natural gas and bio-methane) as an HGV fuel; and other alternative fuel technologies.
- Stronger actions to promote prompt payment by large companies, through public sector procurement and the creation of a new reporting requirement in large companies' annual report and accounts.
SOURCE Road Haulage Association