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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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CEO taking logistics to new heights after decade of change

Tuesday 18 February 2020

After ten years with FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics industry, Chief Executive David Wells has revealed his ambitions for the association’s next decade, which he believes will drive even more achievements for its members ...

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FTA comments on M20 moveable barrier

Monday 17 February 2020

The news that the government and Highways England have developed a further solution to handle potential traffic disruption from the ports in Kent is promising news for businesses in the county, and for hauliers who need to keep goods moving between the UK and the Continent.

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Allison Kemp takes the helm of FTA’s Road Freight Council

Thursday 13 February 2020

A female logistics expert is leading the debate on the future of the UK’s road transport sector, following her election as chair of FTA’s Road Freight Council

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Football legend to guest star at FTA Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Former Premier League footballer Andy Cole will be speaking at FTA’s annual Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 5 June 2020.

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More could be done to improve Scottish National Transport Strategy

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Pressure from FTA has led to significant improvements to the Scottish National Transport Strategy Publication (NTS2), released 05 February 2020, with the document now recognising the importance of the logistics sector to achieving sustainable Scottish economic growth.

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HS2 has the green light: now it must deliver for logistics

Tuesday 11 February 2020

FTA is pleased HS2 is set to be given the go ahead today (11 February 2020) but logistics businesses now need a guarantee from government that it will use the high-speed rail line to free up space for rail freight services on existing lines

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