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Government decision to slash plug-in grant is deeply disappointing, says Logistics UK

Last Thursday (18 March 2021), the government announced changes to its car, van and truck plug-in grants, stating these would allow the scheme's funding to go further.

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Logistics UK members prove enthusiastic adopters of biomethane

Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is the latest Logistics UK member to announce it is adopting biomethane, following in the footsteps of other members of the business group including Hermes, John Lewis, Waitrose and Asda.

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Logistics UK urges industry to make good use of extra time on import checks

The government’s extension of the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU has been welcomed by Logistics UK.

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Heavy vehicle testing review represents lost opportunity to bring innovation into system

Logistics UK has said that it is disappointed with the recommendations in the Department for Transport’s Heavy vehicle testing review, which was published last week (Wednesday 10 March 2021).

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Union Connectivity Review prompts mixed response from Logistics UK

Sir Peter Hendy’s interim report considering the current state of transport connectivity within the UK and the case for future investment has met with a mixed reaction from Logistics UK.

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Infrastructure needs to be put in place for transition to zero-emission vans, Logistics UK says

Last week (Wednesday 10 March) the government confirmed that 2030 will be the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel vans and 2035 for hybrids in the UK.

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Logistics UK chief calls out TfL’s negative portrayal of industry

David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, has written to Andy Byford, Commissioner for the Transport for London (TfL), to express his “extreme displeasure” at the way in which the industry is being publicly portrayed by TfL.

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DVSA vocational testing announcement receives a mixed reaction

Following an industry meeting between representatives of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Logistics UK and commercial driving schools last week, the Agency has announced that driver training will be able to recommence as soon as the second part of the relaxation of lockdown measures occurs, which is widely expected to be Monday 12 April.

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Clean Air Zone plans ramp up around Britain

Plans to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in cities across the UK have progressed apace over the past month, although some city councils have asked to defer the introduction of their schemes owing to the effects of COVID-19.

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Budget sets a strong foundation for economic recovery, says Logistics UK

Measures included in the Budget provide a strong foundation for economic recovery, according to Logistics UK.

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UK jobs must be protected, says Logistics UK

The UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement should be revised to protect UK jobs and ensure that the nation’s cultural expertise can continue to be delivered to Europe and beyond, Logistics UK has said.

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DfT £50m pledge for EV chargepoints welcomed by Logistics UK

The Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) announcement of a £50 million boost for electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for those in leasehold and rented accommodation, as well as the expansion of the Workplace Charging Scheme, has been hailed by Logistics UK as a positive step forward in the government’s drive to decarbonise light commercial vehicle (LCV) operations.

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Logistics UK partners with City & Guilds to grow its training capacity

Following OCR’s withdrawal from the Transport Manager CPC market, Logistics UK – in association with City & Guilds – has expanded capacity for its market-leading Transport Manager CPC qualification.

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Return of capacity and innovation crucial to air freight, says Logistics UK

Air cargo has played a vital role in supporting UK PLC throughout the pandemic, but its long-term value to the economy is dependent on capacity recovery and innovative solutions to efficiency, according to attendees at Logistics UK’s latest air freight webinar, held on 24 February 2021.

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Logistics UK makes key appointments

Logistics UK has recently recruited a Deputy Operations Director and a Head of Public Policy for two newly created positions at the business group.

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Northern Ireland Protocol needs work, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK members have reported encountering issues moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland since the beginning of the year.

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What the 2021 Budget means for logistics: FREE member briefing

The 2021 Budget, to be held on Wednesday 3 March, is expected to provide some clarity on the timing of any tax increases to pay for pandemic borrowing and the extension of business support schemes.

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Logistics UK secures raft of wins for vans during pandemic

During the year-long COVID-19 pandemic, Logistics UK has helped secure a number of impressive policy wins for the UK’s vital van sector.

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Members experience issues with OCRS reports

After reports from three members experiencing issues with their Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) reports, Logistics UK has been engaging with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on the issue.

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Logistics UK joins key Brexit task force

Michael Gove MP has invited David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, to join the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce, to represent the interests of the business group's 18,000 business members, alongside the other major business groups including the CBI, FSB, IoD, BCC and Make UK.

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