Logistics UK's response to government's Net Zero Strategy announcement
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Speaking in response to the government’s Net Zero Strategy announcement today, Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK said:
“Today’s announcement of additional funding to assist in the development of electric vehicles and their supporting infrastructure is welcome news for logistics businesses keen to change to alternatively fuelled vehicles.
“However, as always, the devil will be in the detail and further funding, including vehicle grants, will be vital to help industry make the change. Logistics UK will be examining the proposals to ensure that logistics businesses are not forgotten and can be supported properly on the road to Net Zero.”
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.