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Axing of plug-in car grant does not affect vans, Logistics UK reassures members

The surprise announcement from the government last week (14 June 2022), that it will end the plug-in car grant (PiCG) for new car sales with immediate effect will not affect the plug-in grant for vans, Logistics UK has reassured its members.

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Logistics UK welcomes government consultation on reforming the HGV levy

Logistics UK welcomed the government’s publication earlier this week (20 June 2022) of its consultation on reforming the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy.

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Logistics UK calls for its members to respond to DfT Longer Heavier Vehicles survey

Logistics UK members are being urged to respond to a survey which will inform a Department for Transport (DfT) feasibility study looking at trialling Longer Heavier Vehicles (LHVs) in Great Britain.

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Logistics UK chief calls for Fuel Duty cut review

In the face of ever rising fuel costs for operators, David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK, has fired the starting gun on a campaign for a further cut in Fuel Duty.

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Vehicle crime tops agenda at Van Policy Working Group

Logistics UK’s Van Policy Working Group held its first in person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic in Coventry earlier this week (14 June 2022).

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Future of Freight plan is a positive step forward, says Logistics UK

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP launched the government’s long-awaited Future of Freight plan to a packed conference session at Multimodal 2022 yesterday (15 June 2022).

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Uncertain conditions continue to put pressure on supply chains, says Logistics UK chief

The disruption to global supply chains, which began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and had a significant knock-on effect on businesses around the globe, looks set to continue throughout 2022, according to Logistics UK’s recently published Logistics Report.

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Logistics UK partners with Portland Analytics for enhanced fuel price analysis

Fuel prices have been a consistently hot topic amongst Logistics UK members, but in recent months the rising cost of petrol and diesel has generated even more frustration, debate, and queries than usual.

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Logistics plays vital role in levelling up agenda, according to new report

Logistics UK supported the launch of a report investigating The Impact of Logistics Sites in the UK, commissioned by Amazon and produced by Frontier Economics, earlier this week (7 June 2022).

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Logistics UK chief says Transport Committee Report ignores public policy failures

The report into Road Freight Supply Chains published by the Transport Select Committee last week (1 June 2022) combines many complex issues in an attempt to blame the industry for problems encountered across the supply chain such as shortages in food and other products, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK urges Truss to make the Northern Ireland Protocol work

Logistics UK has reiterated its call for the UK government to make the Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol work effectively to protect the country’s supply chain and the livelihoods of those that it supports.

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Top Irish comic booked for Van Awards 2022

Keith Farnan has been announced as the entertainment for this year’s Logistics UK Van Awards, which take place at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham on 16 September 2022.

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Logistics UK puts call out for UK’s best van operators

Logistics UK’s Van Awards are back for 2022! Celebrating the UK’s best van operators, their achievements in the van industry, and recognising and rewarding those businesses that place safety and compliance at the heart of their operations, the winners in eight award categories will be announced at a ceremony to be held in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham on 16 September 2022.

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Consider mitigations for freight before expanding ULEZ, Logistics UK urges TfL

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could be expanded to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023, following the launch of a consultation by Transport for London (TfL) last Friday (20 May 2022).

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Government funding for self-driving services a welcome step forward, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s £40 million competition to kick-start commercial self-driving services, including delivery vehicles, announced earlier this week (23 May 2022).

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Logistics UK appoints Jennings to head policy team

Logistics UK has announced the appointment of Kate Jennings as its new Policy Director, who will join the leading business group at the end of June.

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Vans come into scope of operator licensing this weekend, Logistics UK reminds members

Certain types of van will be coming into operator licensing for the very first time this weekend. From Saturday 21 May 2022, vans between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), which conduct business on a ‘hire and reward’ basis in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, will need to be specified on a standard international operator licence.

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Logistics UK reacts to Civil Service recruitment freeze

The Prime Minister’s proposed Civil Service recruitment freeze could see the UK’s HGV driver shortage escalate if staff managing the backlog of driver testing cannot be recruited, according to Logistics UK.

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HGV driver shortage persists but green shoots of recovery emerging, says Logistics UK

The UK’s HGV driver shortage remains chronic, according to Logistics UK’s analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data.

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Next Generation Van 2022 event to show operators how to transition their van fleets to net zero

As decarbonisation continues its rapid and inexorable rise to the very top of the logistics sector’s agenda, vans are often perceived to be the industry’s low-hanging fruit, ripe for the early adoption of zero emission fuels.

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