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MOTORING: All change again, or more of the same? - Peter Vosper

Peter Vosper

No sooner than we try to recover from the consequences of Covid, any form of consistency is challenged by Boris’s resignation and the prospect of a new Prime Minister which will add to the challenges for us all.

Already the prospective candidates are making promises of tax-cuts, whether it be income tax, corporation tax, national insurance or rates, deigned to get the economy going again and entice their fellow members of parliament to vote for them in the ballots.

Some of them are familiar to us and some have not held any significant posts for us to know how they may perform in the future but that will only be relevant to us when the result is finalised.

Of course, one of the major influences which will influence their decision is their belief on not only how good a job he or she will do, but whether or not they and their team’s policies will result in an election win in the next two years.

There is a lot of work needed to heal the divisions in the Conservative party and in spite of many of Boris’s foolish actions which led to his resignation, he still has many supporters who believe he was their best chance of winning the next election.

All this is vitally important to the general public, industry and business. There are serious problems which need to be resolved, or at least set on the road to resolution, with some urgency.

The price of fuel for both premises and transport is already having an effect and will cause more pressure when winter arrives. Is there a government plan to help those who will suffer most and will there now be a delay of announcement in case policy changes under a new leader and cabinet?

What actions will the UK, along with its Nato allies take to end the war in Ukraine, and not only save the Ukraine people and their independent status, but improve supply of many vital food and industry supplies?

Inflation is running at levels not experienced by many of the UK in their lifetime and this affects us in both the private and business world.

The motor industry is struggling to recover from the affects of Covid with new car registrations at levels not seen before in this century as a result, added to by the shortage of micro-chips, and at the same time has made major investment in the change from combustion engines to electric powered vehicles. There are outstanding orders to fulfil but there is a fall-off in used car demand as consumers turn to solve the more-pressing problems already mentioned.

We have encountered and dealt with these and other issues in the past, but we all need a strong leader and an intelligent and energetic back -up team to get the country back on track as soon as possible.