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HGV testing exemptions will help keep the economy moving

Friday 31 July 2020

Following campaigning from Logistics UK (formerly FTA), the government has today confirmed that the safest goods vehicles will be exempt from HGV tests for up to 12 months to help clear the backlog after testing services were stopped by DVSA during the coronavirus crisis

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Logistics UK response to the government’s road allocation plans

Tuesday 28 July 2020

In response to the government’s package of announcements made today (28 July 2020) on urban road use, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at Logistics UK (formerly FTA), comments

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Commission’s report downplays freight’s lifeline for Wales, says FTA

Tuesday 28 July 2020

The report published this week by the South East Wales Transport Commission, that aims to tackle congestion on the M4, bypasses the key role which freight plays in sustaining the communities and industry in Wales, according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics sector.

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FTA welcomes Driver CPC amendments that recognise that every driver is different

Tuesday 28 July 2020

FTA, the business group representing the logistics industry, has reacted positively to the changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) by government, brought in yesterday (22 July 2020).

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Entries now open for FTA’s Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme Award 2020

Tuesday 28 July 2020

FTA’s Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) has announced that entries are now open for its Leadership in Emissions Reduction Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil.

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Freeport vision could unlock trade opportunities but plans need clarity, says FTA

Wednesday 15 July 2020

The government’s proposal to establish ten Freeports in the UK has the potential to unlock significant opportunities for international trade, according to FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector.

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Statement from FTA: Border announcements are helpful, now get the deal done

Monday 13 July 2020

In response to the statement made by Michael Gove MP, made in the House of Commons this afternoon, about post-Brexit border arrangements, FTA’s Head of International Policy Alex Veitch said:

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Testing plans need a resilient solution to support economic growth, says FTA

Wednesday 08 July 2020

The government’s plans to issue further Certificates of Temporary Exemption (CTE) for vehicle testing, as outlined in the Business and Planning Bill, have been welcomed by FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector.

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Deadline approaching for FTA Logistics Awards 2020 - don't miss out!

Tuesday 07 July 2020

With just over two weeks until entries close for the FTA’s Logistics Awards 2020, sponsored by Port of Dover, the business group that represents the whole of the sector is urging any company wishing to be considered for one of the industry’s most prestigious awards to submit their application soon.

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Stop taxing to help us start training, says FTA

Monday 06 July 2020

With more than 12,000 people losing their jobs in the past week across the UK, and many more redundancies expected as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme winds down, the business group representing the logistics sector is urging government to permit the switching of the industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy, enabling businesses to retrain staff in new roles.

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