With the budget scheduled for April 9, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued its pre-budget submission to the Treasury.

The FTA has appealed for a freeze on diesel duty, progress on the government's plan for road user charging, and a simplification of the way Vehicle Excise Duty is charged on commercial vehicles.

All day on April 9 the FTA will be running its budget desk, providing information, analysis and reaction to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement and its effects on the industry's transport operations.