Government invest £1 million to improve haulage sector

Oct 7, 2019
Author: Paul Wormald
Paul is a partner at our Doncaster office. Paul specialises in advising small businesses and businesses in the transport & logistics sector. Paul also specialises in providing cloud accounting services to our clients.
Government invest £1 million to improve haulage sector

The Transport Secretary has announced there will be a £1 million investment to help the haulage sector strengthen its workforce and employ new talent. This investment means that logistics companies will be able to run skills training for people finding it difficult to gain full time employment such as veterans, ex-offenders and the long term unemployed. This is why the Road to Logistics Programme was set up as there is a nationwide shortage of drivers.

Employment has risen in the transport and logistics sector since 2010, but has fallen slightly in recent times. There is currently just under 1.5 million people employed by the transport and logistics industry.

Key Facts:

  • Government have invested £1 million into the haulage sector.
  • The Road to Logistics Programme has been set up to help the nationwide shortage of drivers.
  • There are just under 1.5 million people employed by the transport and logistics industry.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “Our dynamic road transport sector moves more than 1.4 billion tonnes of goods across the country every year, so we need to make sure it is fit for the future. Not only will this new programme help make this industry even stronger, but it will help pave the way for those who may be struggling to secure a permanent job and turn their lives around.”

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Paul Wormald

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster