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Brakes applied to Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

The 30 May 2022 launch date of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone has been postponed, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) announced last week (4 February 2022).

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No double road tax, urges Logistics UK

Logistics UK is urging the government to involve and consult with the logistics sector fully as it considers how to tax motoring in the future.

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Logistics UK urges NI members to continue with all checks on GB goods

Checks are continuing on goods arriving from Great Britain at Northern Ireland’s ports despite a call from Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots last Wednesday (2 February 2022) to halt post-Brexit checks.

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Transport Committee Chair raises question of imposing a levy on industry

Transport Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton, who currently holds the roads portfolio, told MPs that she has considered imposing a levy on the road haulage sector at the Transport Committee last week (26 January 2021).

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Supply chain disruption is the result of a ‘perfect storm’ of factors, says Logistics UK

Long queues of HGVs waiting to board ferries at the Port of Dover are not solely a consequence of new post-Brexit customs arrangements, Logistics UK has said.

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Changes to operator licensing will not affect most operators, DfT says

Department for Transport (DfT) officials have indicated that the changes to standard operator licences which come into effect this month (February 2022), are likely to have no impact on a licence holder’s operations or the application and licensing process.

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Van miles have more than doubled in the last 25 years

Van ownership and travel has grown substantially, according to research recently commissioned by Logistics UK.

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Fears grow over cost of delivering in London

Logistics UK has expressed its deep concern over suggestions that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is considering the introduction of a clean air charge on "all but the cleanest vehicles" which would be additional to the existing Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and a Greater London boundary charge, which would charge a small fee to non-London registered vehicles entering Greater London.

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Surprise over DVSA fee increase in face of low service levels for HGV driver testing

Eyebrows have been raised by the recent announcement from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that it will be raising most of its statutory fees this year despite delivering what is generally held to be a low level of HGV driver testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Calling all HGV drivers in England: government funded upskilling courses available

Do you know experienced HGV drivers who want to upskill, increase their earning potential, or rebuild their confidence to get back behind the wheel?

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Logistics UK Van Excellence recognises St John Ambulance

Logistics UK has announced that St John Ambulance, Logistics UK has announced that St John Ambulance, the national health and first aid charity with around 580 vehicles in its fleet, has been awarded Van Excellence certification.

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Smart motorway rollout paused until further data available

The rollout of new smart motorway schemes will be paused until five years’ worth of safety data is available, following recent recommendations from the cross-party Transport Select Committee, which judged the current evidence base insufficient.

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New van market grows by a fifth and demand for electric vans more than doubles

New van registrations in the UK grew by more than a fifth (21.4%) in 2021, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Get your customs paperwork in order before you travel, Logistics UK urges members

Logistics UK has urged members returning to the UK from the EU to ensure they have the right paperwork before they travel, following changes to customs arrangements in the New Year.

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PCN increase a fine on London business, says Logistics UK

Logistics businesses are being forced to pay the price for there being too few safe spaces to load and unload in the capital, Logistics UK has said, following the recent announcement that there will be an increase in Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) charges.

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The pandemic’s impact on our sector – Logistics UK takes stock

The absence rates of skilled workers across many sectors of the UK economy continue to soar thanks to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Four new Clean Air Zones to be introduced in 2022

Four Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are scheduled to be introduced in English cities in 2022 – Greater Manchester, Bradford, Bristol and Sheffield.

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Logistics UK dismayed by reduction to Van Plug-in Grant

Logistics UK reacted with dismay to the government’s announcement before Christmas that it would reduce its Van Plug-in Grant.

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Highway Code changes informed by Logistics UK

Logistics UK has been engaging closely with the review of the Highway Code, through consultation responses and meetings with officials from the Department for Transport (DfT), since 2020.

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Logistics UK hosts work experience for Mount Camphill community students

Logistics UK welcomed students from The Mount Camphill Community, a college and cohousing community based in Sussex which specialises in a craft and movement curriculum as well as teaching independent life skills and providing internal and external work experience to young adults with special educational needs.

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