This was to be the year that Britain was supposed to have left the European Union (EU). However, as three deadlines have passed and 2019 draws to a close, the UK remains a part of the EU. There is, in FTA’s opinion, much to reflect on about the prospects on trade between the UK and its closest trading partner.
In a bid to address ongoing environmental issues and improve air quality across the UK, the government has launched several national and regional initiatives, such as its Road to Zero strategy. Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy to legislate for a net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target by 2050, encouraging the logistics industry to decarbonise its fleets. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the use of electric vehicles (EVs), with 5,395 plug-in electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs) registered on the UK’s roads by the end of 2018. This summer, the Department of Transport invited FTA, the voice of the logistics industry, to provide case studies of those involved in commercial electric vehicle operations to understand how industry operators are respond...[Read More]