Autumn Statement: Logistics Positive But EV’s Adoption May Suffer

In response to today’s Autumn statement, business group Logistics UK is encouraged that the government has prioritised stability for the economy after a period of volatility, which will help restore confidence for businesses.  However, as Kate Jennings, the organisation’s Policy Director explains, there is also disappointment that some of the measures announced could stifle the […]

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The Logistics Point September ’22

Welcome to the latest edition of The Logistics Point Magazine. In this edition:Supply Chains Are Shifting in Response to Global challenges;The Hidden Emissions of Lockers and Pick-up Locations;Ship-from-store: Controlling the Pandora Box of Q-Commerce;Labour Shortages in Logistics Continue;Logistics Combines Force To Attract More New Talent;Lifelong Learning Is Key For Supply Chain Practitioners;How Delivery Drivers Became […]

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Government plans miss fuel duty opportunity, logistics says

Speaking in response to today’s (23 September 2022) government announcement of its Growth Plan, Kate Jennings, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK welcomes government’s actions to help address growing business costs, namely energy prices. Additional measures announced today, such as changes to IR35 and National Insurance contributions, will give logistics businesses, including […]

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Labour Shortages in Logistics Continue

Driver shortages might have eased but at the same time other parts of the logistics industry are suffering. The call for drivers helped but many people who were previously working in warehouses, for example, have now changed their jobs. ‘When there is a shift from one to the other, because we are dealing with a […]

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Logistics Combines Force To Attract More New Talent

We have before spoken about the problem the logistics industry has with bringing young and talented people in. Many organisations have tried to solve it on their own but now Logistics UK, CILT, the UK Government, private logistics organisations and trade bodies are uniting to make it happen on a national level. We spoke with […]

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Logistics Recruitment Campaign Launched by UK Government and Logistics Industry

Government and the logistics sector are this week (10 August 2022) launching an exciting new campaign – Generation Logistics – which aims to tackle the industry’s long term recruitment issues and future-proof the industry’s talent pipeline. Sponsored by the Department for Transport alongside companies from all sides of the industry, Generation Logistics will raise awareness […]

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Logistics Supports UK’s Government Driver Licensing Changes

Following the government’s announcement of a call for evidence on opportunities for changes to the driver licensing regime, Chris Yarsley, Logistics UK’s Road Freight Regulation Policy Manager, comments: “Logistics UK welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the driver licensing review. Members have reported particular difficulties in recruiting drivers for vehicles up to 7.5t since the […]

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Logistics Calls for NetZero Clarity and Regulatory Helps

The logistics industry is taking unprecedented measures to limit its impact on the environment. The drive to NetZero is becoming something everyone is involved with from managers to government. We spoke to Denise Beedell, Logistics UK’s Public Policy Manager, about how the UK government can further support the industry when it comes to achieving NetZero […]

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UK Logistics Needs More Clarity on Net Zero

There is an urgent need to decarbonise the logistics industry but further government clarity on the route to net zero is required immediately to ensure businesses have the confidence and certainty needed to invest in low emission solutions, according to Logistics UK. The business group launches its report, Decarbonising Logistics: The journey to net zero […]

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