Motor trade fears transport strategy will bring job losses

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JOB losses across the motor trade are likely if proposals for a new transport strategy are approved, the Guernsey Motor Trades Association has warned. 

And the association has called on deputies to back its alternative proposals, which include encouraging islanders to buy newer vehicles.

It would also like an MOT-type safety assessment introduced.

The proposals in the main strategy from Environment suggest a range of new taxes, including a 5p a litre fuel duty increase and new width and CO2 duties.

A minority report from two of its members includes the width and CO2 duties but a reduction in fuel duty. Its proposals also include paid parking .

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