Logistics UK responds to NIC’s Infrastructure Progress Review

Responding to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s report Infrastructure Progress Review 2024 Jonathan Walker, Head of Infrastructure Policy, at business group Logistics UK, says:

“A robust and efficient infrastructure is key to protecting the UK’s highly complex supply chain. Logistics UK has long been campaigning for a long-term coherent infrastructure strategy, backed by reforms to planning and alignment between national, regional and local plans.

“Our members support the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for the government to provide policy stability, make faster decisions around infrastructure projects and remove the barriers that slow down and increase the cost of infrastructure delivery. It is also vital that the government follows the NIC’s recommendation to support the logistics industry’s transition to zero emission vehicles.

“As a key driver of all economic activity, the logistics sector is getting ever more connected, both within businesses and between different logistics hubs and transport options. To keep up, the UK’s infrastructure must also become more integrated and versatile, which is why the government must move forward on its commitment to work with the freight sector to develop a National Freight Network.”

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, please visit logistics.org.uk

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