If you want to help retailers, increase transport investment, say hauliers

Logistics UK is urging the government to pay particular attention to transport in its comprehensive spending review, launched in the run up to the Autumn Budget. Elizabeth de Jong, policy director at Logistics UK, said that better transport was needed for “the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods”. She added: “Logistics UK is urging the government to recognise the vital role the logistics industry plays in supporting the UK as it recovers and rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic and transitions to a net zero emission economy; the 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review must include significant investment into the nation’s transport infrastructure.

“With the UK seeking new international trading agreements post-Brexit, the need for world-class infrastructure has never been greater to help the UK take its new place in the global economy.”