Industry reacts to Chancellor’s 2015 budget

Fuel duty has been frozen as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s 2015 budget, which was delivered to Parliament on Wednesday.

Reaction to the budget was mixed, however, with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) criticising the lack of a commitment to fund driver training. The RHA reiterated that it will continue to lobby for funding.

Elsewhere, Osborne announced that the toll for cars on the Severn river crossings would be scrapped after 2018. However, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) expressed disappointment that the breaks would not be extended to Class 3 tolls, which cover lorries and buses.

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