Future government must help hauliers go zero emission, says FTA
All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector.
Ahead of the General Election, the FTA has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain – which details ten policy asks of the future government.
This includes the development of alternatively-fuelled vehicles, construction of HS2, and igniting a mode shift from road to maritime and rail.
Independent research shows if fuel duty was cut by three pence per litre (ppl,) the size of the economy in the following 12 months would increase by 0.1% and more than 30,000 jobs would be created.
Logistics for Britain, which has been distributed to the main political parties as well as key senior officials across the Civil Services, outlines ten key measures the next government should take to enhance Britain’s international competitiveness, secure economic growth and a lower cost of living, according to FTA.
These policy asks to the next government include: the protection of the seamless movement of goods post-Brexit; investing in road and rail infrastructure; the provision of sufficient driver facilities; backing for the Heathrow expansion plan; changing the Apprenticeship Levy to a Skills Levy to release much needed funds and to train the workforce of tomorrow; making longer semi-trailers a permanent fixture; granting continued access to European workers post-Brexit and supporting modal shift of goods to maritime and rail.to maritime and rail.