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.”

How can we help

At Hawsons we have a dedicated team of specialist transport and logistics accountants at our offices in Sheffield, Doncaster, and Northampton. We act for a large number of clients in this sector across our three offices, ranging from hauliers to international couriers, and understand the challenges this dynamic sector faces.

To find out more about our transport and logistics accountants click here.

To book your free initial meeting click here.

More from our transport and logistics experts

You can find all of our latest transport and logistics sector news and newsletters here.

If you are looking for advice in a particular area, please get in touch with your usual Hawsons contact.

Alternatively, we offer all new clients a free initial meeting to have a discussion about their own personal circumstances – find out more or book your free initial meeting here. We have offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton.

Free initial meeting

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster

01302 367 262

[email protected]

Our offices

Pegasus House, 463a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2QD

5 Sidings Court, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5NU

Jubilee House, 32 Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6WL

Northampton

01604 645 600

Contact

Get in touch

All content © 2019 Hawsons

Pin It on Pinterest

Share or print...

Shares