Reducing the cost of logistics would improve business efficiency, make Britain more competitive globally and reduce the cost of goods in the shops.
Logistics UK campaigns on behalf of the logistics industry to create the optimum economic environment for members to operate in. Reducing the cost of logistics would improve business efficiency, make Britain more competitive globally and reduce the cost of goods in the shops.
Logistics UK urges Government to cut fuel duty to boost UK economic activity.
Logistics UK calls on the Government to take the opportunity to boost the economy by introducing a reduction in fuel duty by 3 pence per litre.
There would be no environmental purpose to increasing diesel duty on vans and lorries as they have no alternative. Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) shows that if a further 3 pence per litre (ppl) fuel duty cut was introduced by the Government it would bring substantial economic benefits. It would also be virtually revenue neutral for the Government as rises in other tax receipts would offset losses on fuel duty.
Logistics UK calls on the Government to ensure that the Roads Investment Strategy remains protected and provides sufficient funding to deliver the full approved programme of road improvements.
Efficient and effective road networks are crucial for the logistics industry to be able to support the needs of UK businesses. It is important that the Government continues to provide certainty on roads investment so that the logistics industry can plan for improvements and the work that will be needed to build the roads.
Logistics UK urges the Government to ensure that freight-focused rail infrastructure funding must continue in the next spending period to improve supply chains across the UK, achieving reduced costs and improved services.
Network Rail has a specific freight funding stream in the current Control Period. This is important as improved infrastructure enhances the ability of the rail freight operators to provide more frequent, flexible and cost-efficient services.
Economy and Fuel
Logistics UK submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget Statement 2016
Logistics UK submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget Statement 2017
Fuel price and duty update Autumn Statement 2013
Secretary of State’s announcement on road infrastructure investment: scheme by scheme analysis
Contact Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy at Logistics UK
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Vehicle Tax Rates (2013)
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Vehicle Tax Rates (2014)
VED increases for certain HGVs in the Budget 2011
Fuel price and duty update - Spring Budget 2017
Tuesday 13 April 2021
Tuesday 23 March 2021
In response to the Department for International Trade’s announcement today (23 March 2021) of the creation of four new Trade and Investment Hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, Sarah Laouadi, Manager of European & International Policy at Logistics UK, comments
Wednesday 03 March 2021
Measures included in the Budget provide a strong foundation for economic recovery, according to Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups.
Wednesday 03 February 2021
Thursday 14 January 2021
Logistics UK has today (14 January) announced the appointment of Ryan Barnett as its Economics and Research Manager.
Wednesday 25 November 2020
Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at business group Logistics UK said:
Wednesday 07 October 2020
Thursday 24 September 2020
In response to the government’s announcement today (24 September 2020) on measures to support the economy, David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, comments
Tuesday 01 September 2020
Speaking in response to rumours circulating of a potential fuel duty rise, Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments:
Thursday 27 August 2020
Business confidence across the logistics industry has plummeted since January 2020, according to the results of Logistics UK’s most recent Logistics Performance Tracker, although there are signs of recovery in some areas.
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Business group Logistics UK is warning the government it needs to do more to stimulate economic activity and restore consumer confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic, after the group’s own research indicated that the nation’s businesses are stagnating, after two months’ of cautious re-opening.
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