Owen Cooke – RTE News Six One

IRHA president Eoin Gavin and Independent Express Cargo founder Owen Cooke were today asked for their reaction to changes made in the budget by RTE Six One and Nine O’ Clock news.  Eoin Gavin commented”the increase in carbon tax will drive hauliers to refuel abroad in countries like Belgium where diesel prices are now 12% cheaper”. Owen Cooke commented, “the 2% increase in VAT will impact on retailers which has a knock on affect to hauliers and will no doubt result in job losses in the transport sector”

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