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Delay to EES is welcomed but there is still more for new government to focus on to smooth EU border arrangements, says Logistics UK’s Policy Director Kevin Green

The new Labour government needs to place urgent emphasis on sorting out post EU Exit border arrangements or see holiday traffic-type queues become a regular occurrence which threaten the UK’s supply chain.

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Wales scraps 20mph limit after 470,000 sign petition

There was singing in the valleys after it was announced the Welsh Labour government had scrapped the blanket 20mph speed limit just a year after it was introduced. The result is that some roads will now revert to the original 30mph limit. 

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Logistics UK Chief Executive David Wells OBE meets with new Minister for the Future of Roads

David Wells OBE, Logistics UK Chief Executive, met this week with Lilian Greenwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, responsible for the Future of Roads.

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Logistics UK’s Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy, Jonathan Walker, responds to Chancellor’s planning reforms

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rachel Reeves announced, on 8 July, that the government would reform planning to facilitate the delivery of infrastructure and housing, including speeding up decision-making on transport and energy projects.

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Deadline extensions announced for Logistics UK Logistics Awards and Logistics UK Van Awards

You now have until Friday 26 July at 5pm to get your entries in! Don't delay, enter today.

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The King's Speech: Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director – Policy at Logistics UK responds

“The government has rightly put economic growth at the centre of its ambitions through its first King’s Speech," said Gardner, "and our members will welcome the new legislation to accelerate the delivery of critical transport and energy grid infrastructure."

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Three months turns into six. DVS grace period extension doubled - Logistics UK responds

After intense negotiations between TfL and Logistics UK, it's welcome news for London's hauliers.

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Colossal cargo conveyor belt to tackle driver shortage in Japan

The truck driver shortage is not, it seems, confined to the UK and efforts across the globe are emerging to tackle the situation.

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Member alert: Operation Brock back on M20 ahead of summer getaway and Paris Olympics

Operation Brock in Kent has been deployed overnight from Wednesday 10 July ahead of the summer holidays beginning on Friday 19 July.

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Logistics UK Finance Forum 2024: Leading economist calls on new government to focus on three key areas for business

The new Labour government should focus on three areas critical for business in its first 100 days, according to CBI’s Chief Economist Louise Hellem.

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First 100 days: New government must prioritise logistics to kickstart growth, says Logistics UK

The incoming government could begin kickstarting growth in its first 100 days by partnering with the logistics sector to develop Labour’s promised industrial strategy, as logistics can boost productivity for all areas of UK PLC.

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Touchdown for Logistics UK at Heathrow, the UK's busiest air cargo hub

Logistics UK joined a business delegation to see aviation in action during a behind the scenes tour of Heathrow airport.

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Proposed new charges for Silvertown and Blackwall Tunnels

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting on user charges for the Silvertown and Blackwall tunnels once the new Silvertown Tunnel opens in spring 2025.

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M25 closure Friday 12 to Monday 15 July

The next next weekend closure will take place from 9pm on Friday 12 and the opening time on Monday 15 is no later than 6am.

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Member alert: Operation Brock - new permit scheme launches 10 July

A new permit system to improve the flow of freight through Operation Brock, Dover TAP, the town of Dover and into the port will be introduced from 10 July 2024.

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Transport Manager 2024 - unique chance to meet Traffic Commissioners and get best-in-industry guidance

This a rare opportunity to benefit from best-in-industry advice and guidance for fleet professionals. Don't delay. Book your place for Transport Manager 2024.

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The general election: Message to members from Logistics UK’s CEO, David Wells

Highlighting the importance of logistics ahead of the election.

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NI Executive needs a logistics strategy to grow the Northern Ireland economy, says Logistics UK

To fully realise the potential of Northern Ireland’s economy, business group Logistics UK is urging the Northern Ireland Executive to develop and deliver a NI-specific logistics strategy.

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Logistics UK urges Scottish government to reflect scale and importance of logistics sector

Logistics UK Deputy Director, Michelle Gardner and Senior Policy Manager – Scotland, Alexandra Herdman met with Cabinet Secretary for Transport Fiona Hyslop MSP, Thursday 20 06 to discuss how logistics underpins the Scottish economy, and how Scotland can unlock the power of the sector to drive inclusive growth.

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