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FTA response to UK’s negotiating objectives

Friday 28 February 2020

Commenting on the announcement of the UK’s negotiating objectives for the next stage of Brexit, Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at FTA comments

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Red diesel rate hike a bad decision for economy, says FTA

Thursday 27 February 2020

In response to speculation that the government will increase 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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FTA response to Heathrow Airport decision

Thursday 27 February 2020

In response to the decision today (27 February 2020) by the Court of Appeal regarding Heathrow Airport, Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at FTA, comments

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Vehicles as a Weapon is a real danger, says Counter Terrorism Police to FTA

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Scott Gibbons of the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters has highlighted the danger Vehicle as a Weapon (VAW) attacks pose to logistics businesses and UK citizens in an interview with FTA’s Logistics Magazine

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Budget 2020: Fuel duty rise bad for UK economy and no help for environment

Tuesday 25 February 2020

In its Budget 2020 submission, FTA, the only business organisation which speaks on behalf of all of the logistics sector, has raised concerns about the negative impacts the speculated rise in fuel duty would have.

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Coventry CAZ rejection a win for business and environment

Tuesday 25 February 2020

The government’s rejection of a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Coventry is the right decision for the local economy and the city’s long-term air quality prospects, according to FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector

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FTA comments on effects of new immigration proposals on Scotland

Friday 21 February 2020

Following the UK government’s announcement of new immigration plans, FTA’s Head of Policy for Scotland, Mags Simpson, comments:

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Prioritise logistics or risk supply chain chaos, FTA tells UK Brexit negotiators

Friday 21 February 2020

If the UK is to continue to trade efficiently with the EU, its biggest and closest market, there are six key areas the UK’s negotiators and government need to prioritise in the opening stages of talks with Europe about their future trading relationship, according to FTA, the business organisation which represents the logistics industry.

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UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers, says FTA

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Vital logistics workers must be excluded from the government’s restrictive post-Brexit immigration policy, according FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector

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Apprenticeship levy a wasted resource, says FTA

Tuesday 18 February 2020

In response to figures obtained by the BBC today (18 February 2020) that reveal employers are failing to use hundreds of millions of pounds that was intended for training apprentices, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments

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