Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at Logistics UK, comments:
“A boundary charge would be a significant blow to the recovering logistics sector; it amounts to an additional tax on the businesses working hard to keep London stocked with the goods and services it needs to operate. While Logistics UK understands the troubled financial situation Transport for London (TfL) is in, a boundary charge simply papers over the cracks – it is not a sustainable solution to its problems. We are calling for cool heads – both the government and TfL need to work together to agree a long-term vision to fund the capital’s transport network.”
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.