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Scottish National Party releases its manifesto - Logistics UK responds

The Scottish National Party (SNP) launched its manifesto on 19 June, in which it reinforced its commitment to delivering an independent Scotland in the EU. The manifesto also advocated for multi-year spending plans and a "net worth rule" to evaluate infrastructure investments.

Pledges most relevant to the logistics sector include:

  • Transferring powers for complete integration of track and train to Scotland, establishing a fully devolved railway, including full ownership and powers over Network Rail Scotland.
  • Dualling the A9 in full between Perth and Inverness and improving the A96, including dualling Inverness to Nairn and the Nairn Bypass.
  • Pressing the UK government to fund improvements to the A75.
  • Demanding the next UK government repeals the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act.

Alexandra Herdman, Senior Policy Manager for Logistics UK said: “The manifesto from the Scottish National Party highlights that there is room for collaboration between industry and government to achieve safe and efficient logistics across Scotland and beyond.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the devolved government in Scotland and advocating for the needs of the logistics sector. Key routes such as the A9 and A75 are vital for freight and we have long called for improvements to these roads. We hope the next UK government and Scottish government will work together to achieve shared aims for logistics across the UK.”

The manifesto can be viewed here.

Published On: 27/06/2024 15:30:00


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