Logistics UK responds to debate on the House of Commons Retained EU Law Bill
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Speaking about today’s (24 May 2023) debate in the House of Commons about the Retained EU Law bill, Logistics UK’s Policy Director Kate Jennings said:
“Our members need certainty over the terms under which they trade, and while the government's recent changes to the Retained EU Law Bill provide some reassurance they aren't facing a regulatory cliff edge, it remains vital that government confirms the scope and scale of the legislation that is yet to be amended, and the timescales under which changes are to be made. The logistics sector is flexible and adaptable but cannot keep making last minute changes to trading arrangements if the supply chain is to be protected – business needs a clear understanding of what is to be reformed and by when, to keep the UK trading effectively.”
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 decarbonisation, 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.