The RDA is also negotiating to acquire the former fire station site at the entrance to Priory Car Park, which could create additional 20 or 30 spaces. Immediate steps were taken by inspecting officers including the reduction of the permitted capacity of the premises from 400 to 60 as an interim measure pending approval by the Fire Service of an appropriate safety system.
Following the unveiling of The New Swindon Company’s vision to transform the town centre last month, national regeneration agency. Short, rough guide to tropical rainforests Jungle trees race up to the light, Link Building Services some growing several metres a year. Rainforests are a huge resource and contain thousands of different plant species.
Back on dry land, dodgy slopes were shaved back to a safe angle and terraces chopped out. Having promised us a remedy in 2001 in the form of lorry road user charging, designed to generate fuel rebates for lorry operators and help level the playing field with Europe. it now looks like the earliest we will see it is 2008. That is not an efficient response to the problem. Also, having recognised the problem of high taxes on lorry diesel, but telling us to wait seven years for the remedy whilst each year increasing the tax burden, borders on the deceitful.
If oil prices in September remain at or around the same levels as they are now I simply cannot believe that the Chancellor will go ahead with his proposed 1.9 pence per litre duty increase. The current fuel price problem in the transport industry is much more serious than the proposed September increase in duty, and is here and now.
Our basic problem is the 24 pence per litre differential in the diesel duty we pay compared to the average of our European competitors. All sectors of UK industry must take a responsible attitude, including those seeking to disrupt oil supplies by whatever means. FTA’s call to Government is to abandon the September increase and to quickly find a sustainable means of reducing transport taxation in order to bring us in line with our European competitors.