Wednesday 12th Dec 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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FTA repeats call to back Brexit deal

The Freight Transport Association has repeated its call to MPs to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement when is comes to the vote on 11th December, arguing that a no-deal Brexit would lead to drastic restrictions on road haulage, as well as new customs declarations, duty payments, conformity checks and other inspections at the EU border.

Top priorities for hauliers post-Brexit

FTA in favour of the withdrawal agreement  

Freight Transport Association has called for MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement in order to delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised and Britain trading post-Brexit.

Cannot check workers’ rights without a system, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out that there is no system in place that ensures that checks are carried out to check the right of work of EU national employees and that this therefore falls into the hands of the industry to avoid prosecution and removal of illegal workers.

The Budget: more needs to be done for transport

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed Philip Hammond’s announcement in his Budget that he intends to allocate £30 billion for motorways and other major road improvements, including £420 million for fixing potholes to be made available immediately.

Most logistics operators expect to grow

Three quarters of logistics companies expect their business to grow next year, according to a survey of 370 freight and logistics operators by the Freight Transport Association in partnership with Santander.

Government to freeze fuel duty

The government has decided to freeze fuel duty, prime minister Theresa May told delegates to the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday.

Lack of Brexit negotiations progress is concerning, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association is concerned by the lack of progress in Brexit negotiations and the threat of a no deal, so it is urging UK and EU-27 leaders to prioritise urgent and co-ordinated mitigation measures for industries that will struggle to function without agreements, like air freight and international haulage.

Government migrant plan angers FTA

Freight Transport Association has reacted angrily to a report by the government’s Migration Advisory Committee saying it fails to recognises the vital importance of lower-skilled migrants to the UK economy.