As the leading trade association for the warehousing and logistics industry, UKWA works hard engaging with policy makers and influencers, to ensure that the voice of the industry is heard at all levels. In recent times, UKWA has been vocal on a range of issues directly affecting the industry, particularly as Brexit approaches. See UKWA Manifesto>
Customs & Excise
UKWA has continued to engage with HMRC to understand the implications of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) and the likely impact on members, as well as feeding back to government views from the membership on new initiatives such as the new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme.
Labour & Skills shortage
UKWA’s member survey on immigrant labour demonstrated that Brexit is driving a ‘Brexodus’ of immigrants from the UK, exacerbating the industry labour shortage; these results were confirmed by UKWA Logistics Users group. Such evidence assists UKWA in communicating members’ concern to government.
UKWA CEO has spoken out in an interview with the DWP on the importance of inclusion & diversity in the logistics workplace to help mitigate labour & skills shortages.
Infrastructure & Urban Logistics
UKWA’s research papers on the shortage of real estate and development land in the UK commercial property market and the challenges of feeding cities as populations rise and new food formats demand constant replenishment, have both been well received by commentators and have put these issues firmly on the government agenda.
UKWA welcomed the government initiative of a National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) study into the future of freight, announced in last autumn’s budget, and has pledged its ongoing support and assistance for the NIC in this important work.
UKWA is a member of the CBI and other leading business organisations, which means that the Association has a voice in the development of national policy, and as a member you have access to business reports and other information generated by these influential bodies.