Response to Michael Gove’s statement about the NI Agreement with the EU from Logistics UK

Logistics sector

Following Michael Gove’s briefing today  to the House of  Commons about the Agreement on Northern Ireland with the EU, Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager at Logistics UK commented: “The news of an agreement between the UK and EU over the future trading arrangements with Northern Ireland is welcome news for logistics businesses.  We are now keen to understand the detail of the deal, which we understand will be made available early next week, and work with our members to ensure that goods can continue to flow to and from GB and NI after the transition period comes to an end.”

Logistics UK (formerly Freight Transport Association) 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.

*Michael Gove is a British politician and former journalist serving as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster since 2019 and Minister for the Cabinet Office since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath since 2005.