Reducing the cost of logistics would improve business efficiency, make Britain more competitive globally and reduce the cost of goods in the shops.
FTA campaigns on behalf of the logistics industry to create the optimum economic environment for members to operate in. Reducing the cost of logistics would improve business efficiency, make Britain more competitive globally and reduce the cost of goods in the shops.
FTA urges Government to cut fuel duty to boost UK economic activity.
FTA calls on the Government to take the opportunity to boost the economy by introducing a reduction in fuel duty by 3 pence per litre.
There would be no environmental purpose to increasing diesel duty on vans and lorries as they have no alternative. Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) shows that if a further 3 pence per litre (ppl) fuel duty cut was introduced by the Government it would bring substantial economic benefits. It would also be virtually revenue neutral for the Government as rises in other tax receipts would offset losses on fuel duty.
FTA calls on the Government to ensure that the Roads Investment Strategy remains protected and provides sufficient funding to deliver the full approved programme of road improvements.
Efficient and effective road networks are crucial for the logistics industry to be able to support the needs of UK businesses. It is important that the Government continues to provide certainty on roads investment so that the logistics industry can plan for improvements and the work that will be needed to build the roads.
FTA urges the Government to ensure that freight-focused rail infrastructure funding must continue in the next spending period to improve supply chains across the UK, achieving reduced costs and improved services.
Network Rail has a specific freight funding stream in the current Control Period. This is important as improved infrastructure enhances the ability of the rail freight operators to provide more frequent, flexible and cost-efficient services.
Economy and Fuel
FTA submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget Statement 2016
FTA submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget Statement 2017
Fuel price and duty update Autumn Statement 2013
Secretary of State’s announcement on road infrastructure investment: scheme by scheme analysis
Contact Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy at FTA
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Vehicle Tax Rates (2013)
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Vehicle Tax Rates (2014)
VED increases for certain HGVs in the Budget 2011
Fuel price and duty update - Spring Budget 2017
Thursday 09 April 2020
Monday 06 April 2020
In response to news today (6 April 2020) that the government is postponing the introduction of all Clean Air Zone (CAZs) until 2021, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA comments
Friday 03 April 2020
The Apprenticeship Levy should be paused throughout the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent businesses paying tax towards a funding programme they are unable to draw down from, according to FTA.
Thursday 26 March 2020
FTA has urged all EU member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders, in order to ensure the continuous flow of trade and support essential services, keep shops full and protect the economy ...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
The challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus will make the effective implementation of any new legislation impossible in the short term, says FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector ...
Thursday 12 March 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020
In response to news today (11 March 2020) that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will commit billions in spending to improve infrastructure across the UK, Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, comments ...
In response to the government’s Budget announcement today (11 March 2020) to increase the tax rate on rebated (‘red’) diesel in two years' time, Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy at FTA comments ...
Monday 02 March 2020
Friday 28 February 2020
Elizabeth de Jong, FTA's Policy Director, has commented on the announcement of the UK’s negotiating objectives for the next stage of Brexit ...
Thursday 27 February 2020
In response to speculation that the government will increase the tax rate on rebated (‘red’) diesel in its Budget on 11 March 2020, FTA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, urging him to reconsider implementing such a damaging policy decision ...
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