Levelling up White Paper


Speaking on the Levelling Up White Paper announcement, Alexandra Herdman, Public Policy Manager at Logistics UK, comments:

“The Levelling Up White Paper is a fantastic opportunity for logistics to showcase its vital role in providing skilled jobs and economic growth. The logistics sector links global trade to British businesses and their customers, with logistics hubs such as maritime ports, airports, inland road and rail distribution centres also acting as drivers of economic growth and development. To maximise these opportunities and support effective supply chains, the government must ensure the necessary
logistics infrastructure – including warehouses, driver welfare facilities and sufficient lorry parking – is considered in its plans. Overcoming the skills shortage in the logistics industry will also be vital; this must remain a key focus for the government.

“Logistics UK looks forward to seeing the detail and engaging with government on the delivery of these proposals.”

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 COVID-19, 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, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk