Hauliers have no choice but to hike rates this year in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit, the climate crisis and other international pressures, Logistics UK is warning. Speaking today (24 May 2021) at the group’s launch of its annual Logistics Report 2021, Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK’s policy director painted a grim picture of the challenges the logistics industry is facing as a result of these pressures. She said: “The logistics industry has proved invaluable to the UK […]
Leading trade associations have broadly welcomed the government’s Brexit White Paper but warned that it could amplify the nation’s skills shortage.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October. The government is taking steps to help businesses to prepare for Brexit and has drawn up a list of actions logistics operators should be doing for themselves. The government is: Allocating an additional £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year (HMT total funding for Brexit is £6.3 billion). This includes £108m to support businesses to get ready; Creating a £10m Brexit Readiness Fund for trade associations […]
Logistics UK said it was “cautiously optimistic” that the government’s solution to checks on food consignments moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will help prevent delays.