UKWA puts excise thoughts on paper

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has published a 'Positioning Paper' on how the supply chain sector can work with Customs (HMRC) to ensure that post-Brexit excise legislation does not place an unfair burden on legitimate logistics companies and to keep them competitive. UKWA's chief executive officer, Peter Ward, said it was important to co-operate openly and constructively with the policy makers and regulators, adding: “We will present our Positioning Paper to HMRC ... [+]

UKWA sets up boffin board

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has set up a Technology Advisory Board to develop and deliver advice and best practice guidance on how the logistics industry can implement improve processes and operational efficiency. Chief executive Peter Ward said that UKWA already has advisory boards to provide strategic leadership and direction ... [+]

UKWA guests dig deep for Transaid

Guests at this year's UKWA annual lunch and awards at London's Dorchester Hotel, raised over £9,000 for international development charity, Transaid. Thanking the UKWA members for their generosity, Transaid's CEO Gary Forster described how over 6,000 African drivers had been trained by Transaid and drastically reduced the amount of wasted medicines ... [+]

HMRC to overhaul ancient alcohol regime

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled plans to overhaul the law governing warehousing of excise alcohol – just a quarter century after first proposing the idea. The plan, which is in “pre-consultation” would simplify tax across disparate alcohol regimes, automate transactions in line with HMRC’s digital ambition for 2020 and ... [+]

Warehousemen head for China

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is organising a five-day trade mission to China and Hong Kong for the UK logistics industry. It will include a stand within the dedicated UKWA Pavilion at the China International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) in mid-October, site visits, business matching meetings, networking dinners ... [+]

UK faces warehouse shortage

The UK is facing a chronic shortage of warehousing due to years of under-development combined with growing demand, especially from e-commerce operators. This will likely lead to considerably higher rents, director of Logistics Research at Savills, Kevin Mofid, told a seminar at the Multimodal event in Birmingham in May. “There’s very ... [+]

Fulfilment houses – make your views known

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is consulting with the Government on plans for a ‘register for fulfilment houses’. It is asking its members and other companies who might be affected to visit its website  to download HMRC’s consultation document and pass on any comments or concerns they may have. The ... [+]

Budget is light on freight, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that there was little in today's Budget that was relevant to the freight and logistics industries. However, director general Robert Keen said he was concerned by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's warning that storm clouds are gathering over the global economy. “Any softening ... [+]

Logistics and Brexit – 60% say ‘stay’

An informal poll by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) shows that 60% of the UK’s leading logistics professionals are in favour of Britain remaining in the EU. The survey was carried out at a networking luncheon for the logistics industry at the House of Lords and organised by UKWA, attended by ... [+]

Search starts for warehouse stars

UKWA is calling for entries for its 2016 - companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest degree of commitment to logistics and supply chain excellence. Applications are sought for nine awards categories and entry forms for the free-to-enter awards can be downloaded from the UKWA website – Three finalists will be selected ... [+]

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