Hauliers risk closure unless government gives extra financial support, warns RHA

The RHA has added to industry calls for the government to pledge immediate financial support for hauliers who face going out of business because of the coronavirus crisis.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett (pictured) has told transport secretary Grant Shapps to undertake a series of measures to ease the burden on operators.

These include immediate cash flow injections, deferment of tax payments and a delay to the launch of clean air zones by at least six months.

“We need to get immediate financial relief into these businesses over and above the measures announced in last week’s Budget,” Burnett said.

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