Businesses challenge Blair over white paper
03/07/1998 in NEWS
'Transport has to be a major priority for action: congestion costs businesses some £15-£20 billion each year. As such it acts as a major brake on business competitiveness and an unnecessary drag on the economy. The UK cannot afford not to tackle this problem,' said BCC deputy director general Dr Ian Peters.
As fleets balance running an efficient fleet operation with the continuing uncertainty surrounding future Government transport policies - which, it has emerged, could still be being formulated after the next general election, Peters said: 'We cannot afford to delay the introduction of such radical policies. Without the revenue raised from road charging the resources will not be available to make the step change we require in the provision of effective public transport.'