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Freight sector needs more Government support to hit carbon reduction reduction target, says FTA

The Committee on Climate Change’s latest report to Parliament on progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows that there is still much work to do to get significant carbon reduction from the freight sector but the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says more rapid change will only come with more Government support.

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Severn tolls to be abolished at the end of 2018

Drivers will see an end to tolls on the Severn Crossings at the end of 2018, the government has announced.

The Severn Crossings, which are used by more than 25 million vehicles each year, save significant travel time and distance for drivers using the M4 motorway.

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Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says FTA

Financial standing rates, which ensure operator licence holders have sufficient funds to operate, should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
For standard operating licence holders, financial standing rates are currently set in European Law at €9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for each subsequent vehicle. For non-Eurozone member states, including the UK, the exchange rate is set on the first working day of October and applied for the following calendar year from January 1.

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