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Vital logistics workers should be excluded from restrictive immigration policy

Tuesday 21 January 2020

The government’s proposal this weekend to bring forward restrictions on EU migrants deemed to be ‘low-skilled’ will worsen the severe labour shortage in the logistics sector, according to FTA.

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Devil is in the detail on Brexit, says FTA

Monday 20 January 2020

FTA, the only business group that represents all of the logistics industry, is calling on the government to answer critical questions about our future trading arrangements with the EU after the Brexit transition period.

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FTA launches strategic supply chain consultancy practice

Monday 20 January 2020

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, has strengthened its consultancy offering for businesses across the supply chain with the launch of a new strategic consultancy arm.

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FTA Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch returns for 2020

Monday 20 January 2020

Celebrate another successful year for the logistics sector and dine with the industry’s finest at FTA’s fourth annual Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 5 June 2020.

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Statement on Bath Clean Air Zone

Friday 17 January 2020

In response to the decision made by Bath & North East Somerset Council today (17 January 2020) to introduce a £9 daily fee for high-emission vans and £100 for HGVs and buses, Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for the South West at FTA, the only business group that represents all of logistics, comments:

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Businesses oppose radical changes to Newcastle clean air plans

Thursday 16 January 2020

The logistics sector is extremely disappointed by the radical changes made by Newcastle City Council (NCC) to its planned Clean Air Zone (CAZ), according to FTA, the business organisation which speaks for the sector

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FTA comments on Cardiff's proposed congestion charge

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Following Cardiff City Council’s proposal to introduce a £2 congestion charge (applicable to non-residents only) to act as a deterrent while also funding investment into the public transport system, Sally Gilson, Head of Policy for Wales at FTA, comments

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Green enthusiasm needs government support says logistics industry

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Logistics operators are among the first to identify the benefits of switching to electric vehicles (EVs), according to FTA, with nine out of ten operators who are already using EVs planning to expand their fleets within the next three years.

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Response to the launch of Birmingham City Council’s draft Transport Plan

Monday 13 January 2020

In response to the launch of Birmingham City Council’s draft Transport Plan today (13 January 2020), Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for the Midlands at FTA, comments:

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Comment from FTA on the reopening of the Northern Ireland assembly

Monday 13 January 2020

“The confirmation of a new administration in Stormont gives Northern Ireland’s logistics businesses long-overdue reassurance that the sector’s concerns, and the future of NI trade, can once again be prioritised by government.

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