Government launches Logistics Growth Review

10 June 2011 #SMMT News

This week government launched the next phase of its Growth Review that focuses on restoring the economy’s health.

Logistics is one of the sectors that will be addressed as part of the process. SMMT and its members will work with government to examine the conditions for logistics sector success.

Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive said, “This is a great opportunity to tackle barriers to growth in the logistics sector and to secure progress in key areas such as international competitiveness, low carbon technologies and creating a better business environment for transport operators and vehicle manufacturers. SMMT and its members will engage fully with the Department for Transport to contribute to this important growth review.

The Logistics Review will address barriers to growth, with a core aim of putting private sector growth first when making decisions on tax, regulation and spending.

In addition to working closely with SMMT, government will be supported by other major trade bodies including the FTA, RHA, Rail Freight Group and CILT.

Building on the programme of reforms set out in the first phase of the Growth Review, published in The Plan for Growth at Budget 2011, the next phase will continue into the autumn. Other sectors under the spotlight are infrastructure, education and skills, mid-sized businesses, rural economy and open data.

Follow this link to find out more about government’s Growth Review.


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