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Department for Transports Logistics Growth Review.

In November the Department for transport published its Logistics Growth Review Paper which clearly identifies themes that will help stimulate growth for the sector over the short, medium and longer terms.

The Logistics Growth Review presents a diverse package of measures that targets the key barriers to growth identified by the logistics industry and its users. Logistics is one of the sectors being focussed on as part of the second phase of the Growth Review, set out within the Government’s Plan for Growth. Its aim is to fundamentally examine the conditions for logistics sector success, and to identify what actions Government can take to address barriers to growth of the industry

 

The key areas identified to stimulate growth from the review are summarised below

·         Giving the industry greater confidence to invest.

·         Improving the longer term capacity, performance and resilience of our congested road and rail networks.

·         Promoting the image of the sector at a local level

·         Reducing unnecessary regulation.

·         The need to attract and retain high calibre recruits.

·         The low carbon dimension

·         Leveraging short term private sector investment

·         Supporting over 1bn in investment in the most growth-critical roads.

·         Commitment to look at congestion and pinch points on the road networks.

·         Scoping out the A14 issues and commitment to identifying solutions to the problem.

·         Securing commercial funding for sustainable logistics development projects.

·         Low carbon growth.

·         What is expected to be seen by the government action

For more details on any of the areas mentioned above or to view the PDF document go to http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/logistics-growth-review/

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