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Policy wins – April 2023


Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.

SPRING BUDGET 2023

On 15 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP, announced changes to government policy in the Spring Budget 2023. Amongst key updates on employment, energy and infrastructure, it was confirmed that the 5ppl Fuel Duty cut – originally introduced in March 2022 – is to be retained for a further 12 months. Logistics UK has consistently urged government to extend the duration of cut, while maintaining revenue levels through VAT and other sources, and emphasised that this should support businesses as they need to have the funds to invest in productivity, growth and greener technologies.  

Additionally, the government has introduced full expensing, a 100% First Year Allowance, as of 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2026. Logistics UK had called for a permanent replacement to take over from the super deduction capital investment allowance that ended last month and so welcomed the new policy.  

GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO THE APRIL 2021 CONSUMER EXPERIENCE AT PUBLIC CHARGEPOINTS CONSULTATION 

The recently published government response to the April 2021 consumer experience at public chargepoints consultation has outlined plans to aid the transition to electric vehicles. The response confirmed plans to ensure a consistent and uniform approach to pricing, systems and chargepoint operation across the country, adopting the Open Chargepoint Interface Protocol (OCPI) immediately, providing a 24/7 free helpline for all public chargepoints within 12 months, and for roaming solutions to be in place from all chargepoint operators within 24 months. Logistics UK has been continuously canvassing member feedback regarding their experience and expectations from the network, and incorporated their views as part of a robust consultation response.  

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Published On: 06/04/2023 15:00:49

 

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