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UK forwarders look forward to action on new Government industrial strategy

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a broad welcome to yesterday’s announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government intends to build an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people throughout the country.

Robert Keen, BIFA’s director general, says that the initiatives in the announcement should provide a welcome boost for British industry and have a positive impact on the activities of BIFA’s members that deliver supply chain services across multiple industrial sectors.

“Among other things, the Government has identified the need for capital and infrastructure investments, research and development, as well as skills training.

“BIFA has frequently said that there is a pressing need to improve the country's transport infrastructure across all modes.

“We have been very vocal on the need to address skills shortages, especially within the logistics sector.

“Our thoughts on the importance of free trade to the businesses that our members' serve is well documented.

“So it is pleasing to hear that the Green Paper delivered by the Prime Minister has recognised the pressing need to address those issues.

“Now we look forward to seeing some action on the words delivered yesterday.”

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