Keeping up the pressure on RET

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Mike Webb in category Conservative

As part of its ongoing campaigning work in Scotland, FTA was in Edinburgh yesterday, taking the latest developments in its fight against the ending of Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for commercial vehicles to the Scottish Parliament.

As the study commissioned by the Scottish Government is believed to be a few short weeks away from reporting its findings; FTA felt that this was a good time to discuss the likely conclusions with two of the MSPs who have taken a particular interest in the issue - Conservative Jamie McGrigor and Labour's Elaine Murray.

Both have been vocal in their criticism of the decision to end this important scheme for commercial vehicles, and agree with FTA's analysis that it is likely to restrict competition in the haulage market and push prices up for some of Scotland's most vulnerable communities.

FTA will be continuing to push on this issue in the coming weeks as the final independent report moves ever closer.

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