Councils want part of the fuel duty ring-fenced to pay for pothole repairs, which they have blamed on the rise in larger lorries.
The RAC has been campaigning for this for several years but disputes the LGA assumption the damage is due to bigger vehicles and says it’s an historic problem and the alternative would be smaller but more lorries leading to further congestion and pollution.
Audi dealers in China are demanding billions of pounds in compensation from the German car maker because it has appointed more outlets but sales have slid.
BMW and Mercedes-Benz have overtaken Audi and the Chinese dealer group now plans to oppose a new joint venture with SAIC to sell cars.
BMW is reportedly drawing up contingency plans to make more models in the US.
This is to overcome tariffs and taxes which President Trump wants to impose on models shipped into the country, which is a major market for the Bavarian business.
There is increasing confidence that Vauxhall will have a safeguarded future in the UK if the proposed acquisition by PSA Group goes ahead.
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday the French parent of Peugeot and Citroen said it was in talks with GM in America to buy the Vauxhall and Opel European operations and this raised questions over their manufacturing centres and future.