Consultation Responses

At Budget 2020, the Government announced that it will remove the entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022, except in agriculture (as well as forestry, horticulture and pisciculture), rail and for non-commercial heating (including domestic heating). The precise definition of what constitutes a rail vehicle will be included in the legislation covering the tax […]

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RFG was pleased to respond to the Government’s consultation on Freeports.  As an organisation, we do not hold specific views on Freeports policy overall.  However, any move to create Freeports can be supported by the use of rail freight, and our members are keen to ensure that rail freight is a fundamental consideration of any […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence on rail needs in the Midlands and the North. The NIC have previously studied the freight transport sector, and we provided input to that study. The work concluded that Government should assess the amount of rail freight it wished […]

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RFG has welcomed the opportunity to comment on ‘Decarbonising Transport Setting the Challenge’ which shapes what policies will be in the 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP). We appreciate the positive statements made about rail freight and note that this document is a start of a process. However, we are disappointed that rail freight is not […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to initial consultation on the England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) outline transport strategy.  Freight transport, whether by road or by rail, takes place on a national basis, with flows of goods stretching across the country. Deliveries in one area are served by warehouses in another region and from […]

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee: Call for Views Pre-Budget/Financial scrutiny on roads maintenance in Scotland The Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomes this opportunity to highlight how modal switch from road haulage to rail freight can help to reduce trunk road damage and associated maintenance costs across Scotland. RFG represents users and suppliers of rail freight throughout […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the 2nd call for evidence for the Williams Rail Review. RFG is pleased with the engagement from the Williams Review team with the rail freight sector and the focus given to date on ensuring that any proposals work for freight traffic. In particular we are pleased to […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Rail freight is a key part of the freight and logistics network serving the Greater Manchester area. Research by the Rail Delivery Group shows that the north west region benefits by £331m per annum by goods moved on […]

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Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the call for evidence for the Williams Review. RFG has already published a position paper (attached and at http://www.rfg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rail-Review-position-paper-22-Nov-2018.pdf ) which sets out an initial framework of outcomes for rail freight in any structural change. In particular, it highlights that for any new structure to be […]

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