The FTA has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Think Logistics, the educational scheme founded by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite that works to promote careers in logistics to students aged 16-19. The trade association said the sponsorship was one of many ways it plans to attract more fresh blood into the industry. As part of the sponsorship it said it will encourage its members to participate in Think Logistics workshops, which take place in schools and colleges across the […]
FTA calls for raft of measures to protect logistics industry both during and after COVID-19 pandemic
The FTA is calling for an extension to the government’s furlough scheme, “sympathetic” repayment terms on government loans taken out during the pandemic and post-pandemic funding for the logistics industry to ensure the rapid recovery of the UK’s supply chain.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
Abbey Logistics has extended its contract with British Sugar to provide bulk movements across the country.