Fuel Funding Fears

As drivers move to electric vehicles and the intention for these to be the only cars sold by 2030, the consumption of tax-heavy fossil fuels will reduce as lower excise licence (‘tax’) costs are associated.  This does not bode well for the Treasury’s £40billion annual income. The Transport Select Committee’s …

Introduction of a National Schedule of Repair Costs for Network Damage (Green Claims)

01/10/2020 a spectacular failure – a little over 3 months after Jim O’Sullivan (CEO) and Tim Reardon (General Counsel) launch their National Schedule Of Repair Costs for network damage (Green Claims)’.  Insurers are blamed but we suspect the Authority’s contractors realised it prevented profiteering and the Authority, beholden to these suppliers, has pulled the …

Police action on fraud ‘unfit for purpose’ says boss

Victims of fraud and cybercrime are being “let down” by the current system which is slow, unresponsive and in need of an overhaul, according to the West Midlands’ top police chief.  Read more here. We remain concerned this extends to vehicle crimes: the selling on of cars obtained by fraud …

Exiting The European Union

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION ROAD TRAFFIC The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(a).  The 5-page document …

Smart Motorways – APPG for Roadside Rescue & Recovery All Lane Running Inquiry

29/01/2020 APPG for Roadside Rescue and Recovery All Lane Running Inquiry ‘The introduction of All Lane Running motorways to the Strategic Road Network comes at a time when roads are getting busier and busier and the risk levels are, as a consequence, increasing for recovery operators. In this context it …

Stayed South Wales Claims for Damage to Crown Property (DCP)

A number of claims presented by Kier Highways Ltd., in the name of Highways England for damage to the Strategic Road Network (SRN) remain ‘stayed’ by South Wales Courts. We understand these matters will be listed for final hearing in or about 04/2020. As of yet, we remain without any …