Logistics businesses in the North of England could generate £35bn in economic benefits for the region by 2060 and create 80,000 jobs, according to a new report. However, the report from Transport for the North (TfN), warns that achieving this potential is reliant on public sector interventions to enable the predominantly private-sector logistics industry to operate more efficiently and boost its confidence to invest. John Cridland, chair of TfN, said: “This is an important report both for the private sector […]
The new government bill making provisions for a no-deal trade arrangement when the UK leaves the EU next year is merely a contingency plan, with plans for a trade agreement still firmly on the table, transport secretary Chris Grayling has assured the industry.
Current efforts to resolve the driver shortage will not be enough to prevent the looming skills crisis, the Transport Committee has said.