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HTA Member Briefing Autumn Budget 2023

Following the Autumn Statement, the HTA has produced a briefing highlighting key policy announcements.

Scottish Business Rates Briefing Nov 2023

HTA Preferred Partner Gerald Eve, has produced this briefing note on Scottish Business Rates.

Windsor Framework Briefing October 2023

HTA has produced a short briefing on what businesses need to do to take advantage of Windsor Framework easements. Specific guidance for the plant trade is yet to be issued, however there are some actions you can take already.

HTA Response to Defra Consultation on the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations [2024]

The HTA has asked for further clarity from Defra regarding specific aspects of EPR within this response and called for a meeting to discuss the challenges of this legislation for the industry.

HTA Submission to the MAC Seasonal Workers Call for Evidence

The HTA has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the Seasonal worker visa, highlighting the importance of, and issues with, the current scheme as well as key industry policy asks.

Retail crime letter template for HTA members

This letter/email template is designed for HTA members to edit and personalise before sending on to their local MP/MSP/AM.

Border Target Operating Model

The HTA has produced a briefing for members highlighting the key elements of the final Border Target Operating Model (TOM), how the final TOM compares to our red line asks and where more information can be found.

HTA member letter on the Peat impact assessment

A letter template for HTA members to be able to engage with Defra and their local MP on the peat impact assessment work.

HTA member briefing on London ULEZ Expansion 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023. This document provides information for members on the new boundaries and ways to check if your vehicle is compliant.

HTA response to Common User Charge consultation

the HTA has responded to Defra's consultation on a Common User Charge at Government run BCPs.

HTA submission on National Living Wage for 2024 and beyond

The Low Pay Commission makes recommendations on the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage rates annually. The HTA has submitted a response to inform their recommendations for 2024 and beyond.

HTA submission to Shortage Occupation List review 2023

Below is the HTA's submission to the Migration Advisory Committee's 2023 review of the Shortage Occupation List.