FTA welcomes government Brexit cash

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the government announcement of a £2bn pot for Brexit issues.

In the spending review announced by the Chancellor Said Javid he said that £2bn of new money is to be given to new departments in 2019-20 and then to 2020-21.

Heidi Skinner, head of policy and public affairs manager at FTA, said that the logistics industry is acutely aware of the need for government to support UK transport infrastructure, “particularly at a time of such uncertainty for British business”.

She said that without this post-Brexit certainty supply chains could not continue to run smoothly and “deliver the vital goods that our hospitals, schools and supermarkets need”.

“The efficient movement of freight in the UK is vital to the economy; it must not be stifled by inadequate infrastructure and a lack of capacity,” said Skinner. “To ensure delays and disruption are minimised and journey times remain reliable, it is of the utmost importance that links to our ports work as effectively as possible.”

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