Freight News, Logistics

FTA publishes Brexit manifesto

[ February 10, 2017   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a ‘Brexit manifesto’ on behalf of the UK logistics industry, collated from responses from the FTA’s 16,000 members.

FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham, said: “We believe that the logistics industry has a key role to play in ensuring that Britain’s new trading relationships are as efficient and effective as possible and urge Mrs May and her team to ensure that the Brexit agreement they secure will enable our members to provide the service that industry so desperately needs, without excessive border delays or bureaucratic red tape.”

He added: “Delays at borders and customs checks must be kept to a minimum to ensure that freight can flow freely between nations to the benefit of manufacturers, retailers and consumers, both in the UK and overseas.”

FTA also says that its members need assurances that fuel duty will be cut by 3p per litre to encourage increased trading opportunities

The manifesto is available on line at

FTA will also be hosting a conference, “Keep Britain Trading”, on 15 March at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre –