Posts Tagged ‘Freight Transport Association’

  • Border announcements are helpful says FTA

    on Jul 13, 20 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has a given a broad welcome to a statement given by  Michael Gove MP, made in the House of Commons this afternoon, about post-Brexit border arrangements

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  • FTA welcomes plans to issue further Certificates of Temporary Exemption

    on Jul 8, 20 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The government’s plans to issue further Certificates of Temporary Exemption (CTE) for vehicle testing, as outlined in the Business and Planning Bill, have been welcomed by FTA, the business group representing the logistics sector.  But, as FTA’s Policy Director Elizabeth de Jong explains, the testing system has not been resilient and these plans offer only a temporary fix, which must be changed to secure economic recovery

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  • FTA urges government to introduce skills levy

    on Jul 6, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA urges government to introduce skills levy

    With more than 12,000 people losing their jobs in the past week across the UK, and many more redundancies expected as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme winds down, the business group representing the logistics sector is urging government to permit the switching of the industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy, enabling businesses to retrain staff in new roles

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  • FTA welcomes re-opening of certain sectors of economy

    on Jun 23, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes re-opening of certain sectors of economy

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has expressed its support for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s announcement on the re-opening on certain sectors of the retail economy

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  • FTA angry at being left in dark over HGV MOT testing

    on Jun 18, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA angry at being left in dark over HGV MOT testing

    FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, is angry that its members have been left in the dark by government for the second month in a row, as they await an announcement on how HGV MOT testing will be conducted from July onwards

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  • FTA Transport Manager Conferences return for autumn 2020

    on Jun 17, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA Transport Manager Conferences return for autumn 2020

    The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) ever popular Transport Manager conference series will be back in autumn 2020 at 11 venues around the UK.  The conferences, now in their 19th year, will once again highlight and explain key issues for anyone involved with running vehicle fleets, providing professional advice and helping them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest legislative developments

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  • FTAI launches COVID-19 online raining courses

    on Jun 11, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTAI launches COVID-19 online raining courses

    The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has recently launched three Covid-19 related online training courses that are unique to the Transport and Logistics sectors, which are now available to book through its website www.ftai.ie

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  • Logistics needs time to make a success of Brexit says FTA

    on Jun 10, 20 • in General News • with Comments Off on Logistics needs time to make a success of Brexit says FTA

    Business must be allowed sufficient time to prepare for whatever Brexit agreement is reached between the EU and UK, according to FTA, the business group representing the logistics industry.  As the latest round of talks between the two sides concludes with no progress announced, and indications given that there may not be a formal agreement between the two sides until October at the earliest,  the organisation has written to Michael Gove MP to insist that there is sufficient time allowed at the end of the negotiations to enable the industry charged with keeping Britain trading

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  • FTA wants continued extension of delivery hours

    on Jun 9, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA wants continued extension of delivery hours

    The continued extension of delivery hours is vital to support the nation’s economic and societal recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups. With ‘non-essential retail’ opening from 15 June 2020, and the government’s active travel plans coming to fruition, continued flexibility in delivery times will be essential to meet soaring demand for products while respecting social distancing rules

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  • NI logistics industry needs Brexit implementation period says FTA

    on Jun 4, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on NI logistics industry needs Brexit implementation period says FTA

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for government to request an implementation period for whatever Brexit agreement is reached in negotiations, to enable the industry to adopt and adapt to new trading practices with the EU.  This must include consideration of how the Northern Ireland Protocol can be implemented to protect NI’s trading relationships

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  • FTA welcomes £1 billion uprade plans

    on May 26, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes £1 billion uprade plans

    The Department of Transport has confirmed that it will push forward with £1 billion plans to complete the upgrade of the A66 trans-Pennine road

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  • FTA welcomes reinstatement of specialist vehicle testing

    on May 26, 20 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes reinstatement of specialist vehicle testing

    The decision of the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to reinstate specialist vehicle testing and extend driving licences in Northern Ireland is a vital step in supporting the recovery of the logistics industry as the economy eases out of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups

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