Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps adds Greek islands to quarantine list

Thousands of Britons have seen flights from seven Greek islands added to the government’s red list treble in price today, as they face a desperate rush back home to beat the quarantine deadline. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed on Monday that Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos are being stripped of quarantine exempt … Read more Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps adds Greek islands to quarantine list

Grant Shapps is ‘completely disengaging’ from aviation industry over airport Covid tests

Aviation bosses last night accused ministers of ‘completely disengaging’ from the industry over airport coronavirus tests. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not held an official meeting with Heathrow airport in recent weeks despite mounting evidence of an industry in crisis. Derek Provan, the boss of Southampton, Aberdeen and Glasgow airports, said: ‘We are isolated as … Read more Grant Shapps is ‘completely disengaging’ from aviation industry over airport Covid tests

Grant Shapps is ‘completely disengaging’ from aviation industry over airport Covid tests

Aviation bosses last night accused ministers of ‘completely disengaging’ from the industry over airport coronavirus tests. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not held an official meeting with Heathrow airport in recent weeks despite mounting evidence of an industry in crisis. Derek Provan, the boss of Southampton, Aberdeen and Glasgow airports, said: ‘We are isolated as … Read more Grant Shapps is ‘completely disengaging’ from aviation industry over airport Covid tests

Grant Shapps admits holidaymakers face ‘confusion’ on quarantine

Grant Shapps admitted the government’s coronavirus quarantine rules cause ‘confusion’ today after England kept Portugal on the safe list – despite Scotland and Wales imposing curbs. Amid rising anger from bewildered holidaymakers that the system amounts to ‘roulette’, the Transport Secretary conceded that starkly different approaches within the UK were a problem. But he insisted … Read more Grant Shapps admits holidaymakers face ‘confusion’ on quarantine

Grant Shapps admits holidaymakers face ‘confusion’ on quarantine

Grant Shapps admitted the government’s coronavirus quarantine rules cause ‘confusion’ today after England kept Portugal on the safe list – despite Scotland and Wales imposing curbs. Amid rising anger from bewildered holidaymakers that the system amounts to ‘roulette’, the Transport Secretary conceded that starkly different approaches within the UK were a problem. But he insisted … Read more Grant Shapps admits holidaymakers face ‘confusion’ on quarantine

Grant Shapps criticised ‘after registering private plane in the US’

Grant Shapps is slammed by critics for ‘registering his UK-based private plane in the US to benefit from more relaxed rules’ as the Transport Secretary is accused of undermining the Civil Aviation Authority Grant Shapps is said to have registered his UK-based private plane in the US Arrangement is not illegal but has sparked criticism … Read more Grant Shapps criticised ‘after registering private plane in the US’

GRANT SHAPPS urges parents to get their children to walk or cycle to school

For many kids, school is not only a place of learning but a centre of stability, offering support to those who face testing circumstances at home The Shapps household is like millions of others preparing for the start of the school autumn term. New clothes, new books and a new year – a flurry of … Read more GRANT SHAPPS urges parents to get their children to walk or cycle to school

‘You are in your study in Hertfordshire’: Shapps pushes ‘back to the office’ message from home

Grant Shapps faced questions this morning after urging the public to return to their workplaces to boost the economy – from the comfort of his home. The Transport Secretary used a media round to say he believed there was a limit ‘in human terms’ to remote working, arguing people will want to return to workplaces to … Read more ‘You are in your study in Hertfordshire’: Shapps pushes ‘back to the office’ message from home