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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.

The invitation, made by Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is in recognition of Logistics UK’s work helping government to keep Britain trading throughout the Brexit process, and acknowledges the vital role which the industry plays in keeping all parts of the economy functioning.

“I’m delighted that the government has recognised the importance of logistics to our economy,” Wells said, “and the critical role it plays in our future trading relationships with the EU, by inviting Logistics UK to represent the sector on the Brexit Business Taskforce, alongside the other major business groups in the UK.”

The Brexit Business Taskforce was established by Cabinet Office in November 2020 to help businesses address the challenges posed by new trading arrangements with the EU from 1 January 2021, and was designed to provide, as Michael Gove said at the time “an important forum for frequent dialogue and problem solving.”

Logistics UK has been at the forefront of helping government to keep Brexit trading throughout the Brexit process, and particularly during the pandemic.

“Logistics UK has established a reputation for providing evidence-based advice and pragmatic solutions to problems for government,” Wells continued, “I look forward to working closely with Mr Gove and the wider taskforce team to continue this work and reinforce the reputation of logistics as a key sector within the British economy among politicians, business leaders and the wider population.”

*www.logistics.org.uk/brexit

Published On: 18/02/2021 17:00:20

 

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