Logistics Needs Further Financial Support To Keep Britain’s Economy Moving, Says FTA.

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, has welcomed today’s (3 April 2020) announcements from the Treasury expanding financial support for the industry, but called for further support for the sector to ensure that goods and services continue to move freely in such unprecedented circumstances. “Job security is vital to logistics workers hit […]

Apprenticeship Levy Should Be Paused During Covid-19, Says FTA.

The Apprenticeship Levy should be paused throughout the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent businesses paying tax towards a funding programme they are unable to draw down from, according to FTA. With logistics businesses unable to recruit new apprentices due to social distancing rules, and with no new training programmes getting under way at this time, the […]

Stay Safe With Help From FTA.

Shopfta, the one-stop shop for compliance and safety products across multiple modes of transport, has ample supply of 75% alcohol hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, face masks and gloves to help keep logistics workers safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Samantha Law, General Manager of Shop and Operations at FTA comments: “We are determined to help the […]

FTA Extends Entry Deadline For Transport Manager Of The Year Competition.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, FTA has decided to postpone its inaugural Transport Manager of the Year competition and celebratory awards lunch, which is sponsored by Brigade Electronics, until the autumn of 2020. Entries are therefore being kept open for the time being to give more entrants the opportunity to compete […]

More Than 150,000 Logistics Workers Engage With FTA Logistics Helps Logistics Campaign.

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has launched #LogisticsHelpsLogistics, a social media campaign to help businesses keep goods and services flowing, by filling shortfalls of staff or identifying vehicles with capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. By posting jobs or requirements for support on social media, using the campaign hashtag, more than 150,000 logistics […]

Businesses Must Stick To Hygiene Laws To Keep Logistics Safe, Say FTA, RHA and Unite.

FTA, RHA and Unite, the three business groups representing transport sector workers, are calling on those using the services of these workers to ensure that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises. In a joint statement, David Wells, […]

FTA Comment On The Suspension Of HGV Testing In Northern Ireland.

Speaking about today’s announcement on the suspension of HGV testing in Northern Ireland, FTA’s NI Policy Manager, Seamus Leheny said: “Today’s (23 March) announcement of the suspension of HGV testing in Northern Ireland as a result of the coronavirus is a pragmatic one, which gives logistics operators some certainty about their ability to operate in […]

FTA Calls On Scottish Government To Recognise Vital Role Of Logistics Workers.

Following a parliamentary speech from Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney, FTA – the business group representing the logistics sector – is calling for the Scottish government to understand the vital role of the logistics industry, and its workers, during this challenging time. Mr Swinney spoke yesterday to explain that the Scottish government is […]

Logistics Workers Recognised As Key To Economic Success, Thanks To FTA.

This morning’s government announcement that logistics workers are now categorised as “key workers” in the COVID-19 response plans has been warmly welcomed by FTA, the business organisation that represents the sector. The news comes after urgent appeals made by FTA to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and his ministerial team. “Today’s announcement […]

“Resilient” Supply Chain Ready To Tackle Covid Challenge Says FTA.

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, is reassuring UK consumers and businesses that the supply chain is capable of handling challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as Elizabeth de Jong, FTA’s Policy Director, is keen to point out, the integrity of the supply chain can only be maintained with the support […]