Spring Budget fuel duty rebate would help operators, says RHA

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The RHA has called on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to launch a minimum 15 pence per litre fuel duty rebate for transport operators as part of his Spring Statement on 15 March, to reduce the costs of moving people and goods and thereby boost the economy; the trade body also called on him to freeze fuel duty on diesel for a further two years, and to increase support available for energy bills beyond April.

RHA Managing Director Richard Smith said: “Lorries, coaches and vans are the lifeblood of our economy but firms are grappling with huge cost increases that they often have no choice but to pass on. This is a great opportunity for the Chancellor to support businesses with a much-needed shot in the arm that would help ease the cost of living crisis and boost the economy.”

The RHA has also repeated its call for Apprenticeship Levy reform to help transport and logistics firms better access funding for training.