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Budget sets a strong foundation for economic recovery, says Logistics UK

Measures included in the Budget provide a strong foundation for economic recovery, according to Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups. But while there are many positive decisions – including a freeze in fuel duty and extension to the furloughing scheme – we need to see greater investment in training programmes to help fill the growing vacancies in the industry.    

Alex Veitch, general manager of public policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Funding to train new entrants to the logistics sector is particularly welcome at a time when the industry is suffering significant skills gaps and the loss of EU workers, and a more flexible approach to apprenticeships will also assist the sector in recruiting the next generation of logistics employees.