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
Monday 10 August 2020
Friday 07 August 2020
Are you a logistics professional interested in understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact M&A activity over the coming months and years? If so, make sure you attend Logistics UK’s webinar on 10 September 2020, M&A Logistics Survey Results 2020, where the business group, in partnership with accountancy firm CBW, will share the exclusive results of its survey and present the outlook for M&A activity across the sector, with the support of expert panel speakers.
Following campaigning from Logistics UK, the largest business group in the sector, the government has today (7 August 2020) announced the creation of a £200 million Trader Support Service which will provide a lifeline for Northern Ireland businesses who are adjusting to new trading procedures post-EU exit.
Thursday 06 August 2020
Monday 03 August 2020
In response to the launch today (3 August 2020) of a consultation on Operation Brock enforcement, Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for Road Infrastructure at Logistics UK, comments
Tuesday 28 July 2020
In response to the government’s package of announcements made today (28 July 2020) on urban road use, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at Logistics UK (formerly FTA), comments
Wednesday 15 July 2020
The government’s proposal to establish ten Freeports in the UK has the potential to unlock significant opportunities for international trade, according to FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector.
Monday 13 July 2020
In response to the statement made by Michael Gove MP, made in the House of Commons this afternoon, about post-Brexit border arrangements, FTA’s Head of International Policy Alex Veitch said:
Wednesday 08 July 2020
Monday 06 July 2020
With more than 12,000 people losing their jobs in the past week across the UK, and many more redundancies expected as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme winds down, the business group representing the logistics sector is urging government to permit the switching of the industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy, enabling businesses to retrain staff in new roles.
Thursday 18 June 2020
FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, is angry that its members have been left in the dark by government for the second month in a row, as they await an announcement on how HGV MOT testing will be conducted from July onwards.
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