Logistics looks with hope at Sunak’s Plan for Jobs
The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Plan for Jobs is promising a lot for the UK’s economy
according to Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK, the leading business group in the sector (formerly known as FTA, for the latest edition of The Logistics Point.
According to de Jong, businesses are hopeful the plan will provide a much needed boost after the few months of uncertainty and lockdown and, while it is unlikely that any scheme will serve as a magical pill, de Jong believes there is some good news for the logistics sector and the wider economy:
‘As a sector, logistics mirrors the rest of the economy and we need demand to return,’ she explains. ‘Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Jobs focuses on the hospitality and leisure industry which was one of the hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Logistics operations in this area were also affected and all stimuli to kickstart business are to be welcomed.’
How will the labour market shift and what implication will this have on the logistics sector? read the full analyses by Elizabeth de Jond HERE...