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Regular news: Issue 496 12 Jun 2008

Lib Dems back bus QCs and road pricing

The Liberal Democrats have called for integrated transport authorities to be given the power to approve bus Quality Contracts unilaterally.

In a new policy paper the Lib Dems say the proposed Quality Contracts approvals board outlined in the Local Transport Bill should only be an advisory body.

The party also proposes two-phase reforms to vehicle taxation. Phase one would see annual vehicle excise duty of £2,000 for vehicles with the highest carbon dioxide emissions and no VED on cars...

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