Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned. In a new report, The driver shortage: issues and trends, the FTA highlights the UK’s reliance on the 31,542 EU drivers in the sector; a figure up 25% from last year’s 25,109, and up 65% on 2014’s 19,062. The association’s deputy chief executive James Hookham urged the government “to ensure its Brexit negotiations […]
The decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been tentatively welcomed by the industry.
Extra money announced by the government earlier this week for the repair of roads hit by weather damage is welcome – as long as it is spent wisely, the FTA has warned.
The FTA has come out in favour of Manston Airport as a short to medium term contingency for Operation Stack, after it was revealed the government had paid approaching £6m to rent it.