Logistics UK response to government crackdown on disruptive street works

Monday 15 January 2024

In response to today’s announcement by the government of a crackdown on disruptive street works (please see government announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-crack-down-on-disruptive-street-works-to-cut-congestion-and-improve-roads#:~:text=A%20crackdown%20on%20disruptive%20roadworks,today%20(15%20January%202024) Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy at business group Logistics UK said:

“Congestion is a major cause of delays for the logistics industry, which ultimately leads to disruption and costs for businesses and consumers. Any measures that result in more efficient roadworks and fewer road closures are therefore positive and must be part of wider measures that improve the condition and reliability of the road network as a whole.”

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.