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September Update: Transport

24 August 2018

What's on the agenda this month

by Andrew Huckle, Monitoring Consultant

Discussions on Brexit will dominate Parliament when MPs and Peers return from the summer recess in September with the House of Lords due to debate two key pieces of legislation; the Trade Bill and the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill.

For the transport sector, the Government may also publish a number of ‘no deal’ technical notices on transport in September including on aviation, air services, road haulage, emissions and driver licensing. 

Discussions on the cost of rail travel are likely to feature when Parliament returns following news that rail fares could rise by as much as 3.2% in January. Meanwhile continued disruption on Northern Rail is likely to lead to renewed discussions on the future of the rail franchising system

The Transport Committee may also find time in September to begin hearing evidence for some of their recently announced inquiries including on active travel, the bus market and local roads.

Download our Legislative State of Play briefing for a full overview of the second half of the 2017-19 Parliamentary session.

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Matthew Bentley, Transport Policy Specialist
Matthew Bentley
Transport Policy Specialist

Reflecting the significance of infrastructure across DeHavilland's client portfolio, Matthew Bentley provides monitoring and research for the transport, construction and housing sectors. Matthew graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA in History and Politics.