Tag: Road Pricing

UK Politics

Nationalist rhetoric? Or Europeanisation of trucking?

Yesterday, via Twitter, my attention was drawn to this story on Tory MP Steve Barclay’s website entitled “New charges for foreign lorries will boost local business”. Immediately I’m thinking┬ásounds like a distortion to the EU’s single market. So I set out to try to find out what was really going […]

UK Politics

Cutting VAT on fuel – sending the wrong signals

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls are announcing some preliminary Labour economic policies today, and one of the headlines is a reduction in VAT on petrol, from 20% back to the 17.5% level it was set at prior to January this year. The main argument is that as petrol prices rise […]