'Flagging Out' not Panacea

October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
The Ernst & Young study compared haulier's operating costs in Great Britain, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands highlighting the difficulties involved in the proposed reduction of vehicle excise duties and diesel costs. The study describes varying operating costs and taxation in the operation of a haulage business showing Great Britain with the highest costs in excise duty and fuel. While wage costs and corporation taxes are lower in Great Britain, their continental counterparts pay double taxes. The operating costs for haulers indicates the level of competition for businesses and companies in the industry.


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