Workforce availability will become a key element when companies decide where to locate their warehouses during 2018, according to leading property agents. JLL’s 2018 UK Property Predictions: Going Beyond Brexit report says: “Given low unemployment and lower net migration from the EU, the supply of labour will become a critical location decision factor for companies requiring large logistics facilities.” Another agent, Savills, believes that labour shortages could mean that areas with higher than average unemployment, including Yorkshire and the North […]
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.
Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers.
Norbert Dentressangle has reported higher-than-usual demand for storage space within its shared user network in recent months, suggesting it could be indicative of an upturn in the economy.