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Northern Ireland logistics industry needs Brexit implementation period, says FTA

Thursday 04 June 2020

FTA, the business group speaking for the UK’s logistics sector, is calling for government to request an implementation period for whatever Brexit agreement is reached in negotiations, to enable the industry to adopt and adapt to new trading practices with the EU.

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HSE lifts red tape to kick start logistics operations safely and effectively

Tuesday 02 June 2020

With logistics movements key to the future recovery of the UK’s economy, FTA, the business organisation that speaks for the industry, has campaigned successfully for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to amend its RIDDOR reporting guidance to avoid penalising businesses unfairly as they restart or scale up their operations under the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transport arm of NHS Foundation Trust receives remote Van Excellence Certification

Tuesday 02 June 2020

FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector, has awarded QE Transport (QET) of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust with Van Excellence Operator Certification, the first van fleet operator to receive certification remotely under COVID-19 physical distancing rules.

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FTA to offer free, one-to-one supply chain consultancy sessions

Thursday 28 May 2020

Businesses in the logistics sector are being offered a free consultation in just 15 minutes by FTA’s Supply Chain Consultancy (SCC) service.

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Logistics urges negotiators to find ways to progress in Brexit talks

Thursday 28 May 2020

As the latest round of Brexit negotiations gets under way between the UK and EU next week (1 June 2020), the leading business group representing logistics is urging officials to prioritise the needs of the industry on both sides of the Channel in the talks, in order to make progress and protect the UK/EU supply chain.   

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Logistics needs support from all Scottish local authorities in COVID-19 recovery

Wednesday 27 May 2020

The failure of several local authorities in Scotland to include the needs of logistics in their active travel plans will be detrimental to the country’s ability to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FTA

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FTA response to A66 upgrade

Tuesday 26 May 2020

In response to the government’s announcement that it will move forward with dualling the remaining sections of the A66 between Scotch Corner and Penrith, Malcolm Bingham, Head of Compliance Information at FTA, comments

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Key workers and their work must remain ‘key’ after COVID-19, says FTA

Tuesday 26 May 2020

At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, politicians were quick to acknowledge the key role that logistics workers play in the ongoing health of our economy. Yet as businesses start to re-open after lockdown, FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector, is concerned that this recognition of the industry’s role has been forgotten for the sake of political expediency.

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NI Infrastructure Minister announcements provide vital support for logistics

Tuesday 26 May 2020

The decision of the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to reinstate specialist vehicle testing and extend driving licences in Northern Ireland is a vital step in supporting the recovery of the logistics industry as the economy eases out of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups.

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FTA response to new safety measures for UK arrivals

Friday 22 May 2020

In response to the government’s announcement today (22 May 2020) regarding COVID-19 safety measures for UK arrivals, Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal and International Policy at FTA comments

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