SCF Warns Government that RET Proposals Could Lead to an Economic Landslide in the Western Isles

The Scottish Crofting Federation is warning the Government to urgently rethink plans to scrap Road Equivalent Tariff for commercial vehicles travelling to the Western Isles or risk an economic landslide sweeping through the islands.

The Government is proposing that commercial vehicles should be removed from the RET scheme – which hauliers claim will increase their ferry fares by, in some cases, up to 150 per cent. However, large leisure vehicles, such as tour buses and camper vans, are to continue to receive the discount.

Article by SCF

18 January 2012

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