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Regular news: Issue 600 6 Jul 2012

Kent floats fuel card to fund better roads to ports

Kent County Council has submitted proposals to ministers for a new funding stream that it says could raise hundreds of millions of pounds a year for new transport infrastructure.

The council’s idea is for a UK Loyalty Fuel Card that would encourage hauliers entering the UK to fill their diesel tanks in this country. Kent says most overseas hauliers currently fill their tanks before entering the UK to take advantage of the lower fuel duty charged in countries such as France. This deprives...

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