Reintroducing the London Lorry Control Scheme and raising the London Congestion Charge is a “sucker punch” to the logistics sector, FTA said today. The association is calling for freight to be exempt from schemes such as the Congestion Charge as the sector strives to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Natalie Chapman, FTA head of urban policy, accused local and national politicians of abandoning the sector. “It appears that politicians at a national and local level have all forgotten […]
FairFuelUK and its backers were joined by 100 MPs at the Houses of Parliament on Monday [4 March], where 40 MPs signed a letter calling upon the chancellor to cut fuel duty.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.
Members of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are on track to meet their target of an 8% reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations between 2011 and 2015, an FTA conference, Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs, heard last week (21 May).