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Additional funding for HGV driver facilities a positive step forward, says Logistics UK

The government’s announcement of an additional £20million to boost HGV driver facilities is a positive step forward for industry, according to Logistics UK.

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Clean Air Zones for northern cities face delays

A combination of a scarcity of new compliant vehicles, rising costs and insufficient government funding is leading to delays in the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) across the north of England.

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UK van registrations fall by more than a quarter

The UK van market declined by more than a quarter (27%) in March, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Plan for road closures during Commonwealth Games, Logistics UK warns members

Logistics UK has warned its members that operate in the West Midlands to prepare for road closures and restrictions in the run up to and during the Commonwealth Games, to be held between Thursday 28 July 2022 and Monday 8 August 2022.

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DfT pledges millions to decarbonise the UK’s highways

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that it would invest £30 million into cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects last Friday (7 April 2022), as part of its Live Labs 2 competition.

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Logistics UK’s free van events offer solutions to key challenges

There are fewer than 12 days to go until the first of Logistics UK’s free-to-attend Vans Today events.

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Logistics UK calls for urgent review of Operation Brock as humanitarian concerns are raised

Operation Brock – a Kent traffic management system intended to keep vehicles moving when there is disruption to travel across the English Channel – is leaving hundreds of HGV drivers stuck without access to basic hygiene facilities, food and water, Logistics UK has said.

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Further delays to Brexit border checks will not resolve issues for trade, says Logistics UK

Any additional delays to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on imports will simply postpone the inevitable, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK teams up with TfWM to help members plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Logistics operators across the busy West Midlands region are gearing up for significant disruption ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer.

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Plan for vans coming into scope of operator licensing, NI government official urges members

It was a full house at Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefing held in Northern Ireland last Friday (1 April 2022), as speakers from government and industry shared their insights on how emerging technology and legislation changes will affect van operators in the province.

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Logistics UK disappointed by ruling that VAT on electricity for public EV chargepoints will not be cut

Logistics UK has expressed its disappointment that the government has ruled out cutting VAT on electricity from 20% to 5% for public EV (electric vehicle) chargepoints.

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Government’s plan to expand EV chargepoints tenfold is a vital step forward in UK’s journey to net zero, Logistics UK says

A new EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy to improve the consumer experience at chargepoints, published last Friday (25 March 2022), will help to make transitioning to zero emission fleets a reality for logistics businesses, Logistics UK has said.

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Expect delays at Dartford Crossing, Logistics UK warns members

Overnight closures beginning this weekend are likely to exacerbate delays on the Dartford Crossing, Logistics UK has said.

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Globalisation could be going into reverse, logistics expert warns conference delegates

Logistics and global trade could be moving to a new economic order, Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, told delegates during his keynote speech at Logistics UK’s Supply Chain Resilience Conference in London yesterday (30 March 2022).

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Do not extend cabotage relaxation, Logistics UK urges DfT

Logistics UK has opposed extending the relaxation of cabotage rules beyond 31 April 2022, following feedback from its members.

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Fuel Duty cut to relieve pressure on UK’s burdened logistics sector, says Logistics UK

The government's decision to cut Fuel Duty in yesterday's Budget announcement (23 March 2022) will help logistics businesses to afford to keep supplying the nation with the goods it needs in the face of rocketing fuel prices and other inflationary pressures, as Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

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Brakes applied to Newcastle Clean Air Zone

Newcastle City Council (NCC) has sought a delay to the start date of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ), originally scheduled to be introduced this summer (July 2022).

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Logistics UK's Supply Chain Consultancy launches new service to guide businesses towards net zero

Logistics UK’s Supply Chain Consultancy (SCC) launched a dedicated service last week (15 March 2022) to help businesses with vehicle fleets decarbonise their operations effectively and swiftly, while maintaining operational efficiency and profitability.

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Industry welcomes government van grant funding and licence derogation announcement

Logistics UK warmly welcomed the government’s announcement last week (15 March 2022) that it would extend both its plug-in van grant and Category B licence derogation for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as well as upcoming changes to the plug-in van (PiVG) and truck grant (PiTG) weight thresholds.

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Cut diesel duty to protect UK economy, Logistics UK urges government

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has led to a massive spike in the cost of diesel for hauliers in the past few weeks, putting an unsustainable burden on UK businesses Logistics UK said this week.

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