News archive for October, 2014

  • DVLA plans cuts to driver tachograph costs

    The DVLA has confirmed that the price of a driver tachograph card will drop on 31 October to £32 from £38. The reduction is part of a collection of changes that it believes will save UK drivers around £150m collectively over the next ten years, o...
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  • Stroud MP Neil Carmichael visits Downton HQ

    Downton was proud to host a visit from Stroud MP Neil Carmichael last week at our headquarters in Moreton Valence. The visit began with Mr Carmichael meeting some of Downton's young apprentices, who joined the company last month when we launched ou...
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  • Letter: Migrant workers play a vital role

    Letter from Andrew Downton, published in The Independent on 29 October 2014:  Coming from a former minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, Michael Fallon’s comments at the weekend were as surprising as they were misguided. There are those...
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  • DfT plans broader remit for road network watchdogs

    Two independent bodies are going to be examining the performance of the strategic road network under plans which will come into action once the Highways Agency becomes a private company. Amendments to the Infrastructure Bill are also due to be discu...
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