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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is dedicated to shaping change in all aspects of logistics, supply chain and transport. CILT plays a vital role in the development of policy and guidance, producing regular submissions to the UK Government, European Commission and other bodies as well as publishing reports and consultation responses which review and respond to recent policy proposals. 

The Institute has no political affiliations and does not support any particular vested interests. Our principal concerns are that transport and logistics policies and procedures should be effective and efficient; based on objective analysis of the issues and practical experience and that good practice should be widely disseminated and adopted. To meet these aims, a great deal of work is undertaken by our network of Forums and policy working groups and channelled through the Public Policies Committee.

CILT public policy is solely lead and developed by our members. Member input into policy reports and consultation responses ensures that CILT reflects the current concerns of the supply chain, logistics and transport professions. 

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing work of our policy community please contact CILT Head of Policy daniel.parker-klein@ciltuk.org.uk


Recently Published Policy and Guidance


HS2 Review

In response to the government’s announcement of an independent review into HS2 proposals, CILT considers that HS2 is an important and major infrastructure project which has the ability to unlock a significant amount of additional capacity for both freight and passenger travel between the north and the south of England and into Scotland. Most of the capacity is produced through the transfer of the existing fast passenger services onto HS2, thereby creating additional capacity on the classic rail network for shorter distance and regional passenger services and, most importantly, additional freight services, which can help to encourage more modal shift from road to rail. CILT therefore believes that HS2 should continue to be supported by the UK Government provided that it meets value for money criteria once the costs are firmed up.  

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Joined-up Journeys: Integration and Interchange – making travel work for disabled and older people

Over recent years, legal requirements and changing attitudes and understanding have led to greater recognition of the need for vehicles, transport interchanges and pedestrian areas to be easily accessible to older and disabled people. However, all too often these developments take place in isolation, so their usefulness to these groups is limited. This toolkit offers a detailed view on the measures transport providers and local authorities must take to ensure people can continue to live independently through effective and efficient accessible transport.

To download click here



Recently Published Consultation Responses


Rail Review - call for evidence

A submission by CILT to the Williams Rail Review

The review was established to recommend the most appropriate organisational and commercial frameworks to support the delivery of the government’s vision for the railway. In its response CILT considers the future structure of the railway and  stresses that it is fundamental that any changes to the structure of the railway must be designed to benefit both passenger and freight users.

To read the full response, click here


Consultation on our new policy for holding Network Rail to account

A submission by CILT to the Office for Rail and Road Consultation

The ORR sought views on a new regulatory policy for holding Network Rail to account for delivery of the commitments in our determination, and the obligations in its network licence. In our response CILT generally supports the approach proposed by the ORR but feels it could be strengthened in a number of areas.

To read the full response, click here


Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

A submission by CILT to the Transport for London Consultation

TfL sought views on the final scheme proposals for our Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permit scheme, including the permit application process, safe system requirements and enforcement of the scheme.

To read the full response, click here


Draft London Plan

A submission by CILT in support of an appearance before the Draft London Plan Examination in Person.

To read the full response, click here




Airspace and Future Operations consultation

A response by CILT to the Heathrow Airport Consultation

Heathrow Airport sought feedback on changes to our airspace and future runway operations.

To read the full response, click here



Delay Attribution Review

A response by CILT’s Strategic Rail Policy Group to the ORR consultation

Delay attribution is the process by which the causes of reasons for delays to train services delay are determined both the 'what' and the 'who'.  In our response CILT believes that a clear distinction should be drawn between the Delay Attribution Process and the workings of Schedule 8 of the Track Access Agreements. Delay Attribution relates to delays and has a “currency” calibrated in minutes, whilst Schedule 8, although derived from delays, is calibrated in money.

To read the full response, click here


Aviation 2050 - the future of UK aviation

A response by CILT to the Department for Transport Consultation

The DfT sought feedback on its green paper which outlines proposals for a new aviation strategy. 

To read the full response, click here



Pay-as-you-go on rail

A response by CILT to the Department for Transport Consultation

The DfT sought views on proposals to extend the pay-as-you-go on rail and possible changes to fares. In our response we note that the extension of the Pay-As-You-Go payment facility should be linked to the proposed reform of rail fares and not be seen as a separate change. The overall proposed changes are welcomed as being customer-focussed and addressing a clear need for simplicity and convenience. As such it should be recognised that this will be a transformational change in the way rail journeys are paid for.

To read the full response, click here


Light rail and other rapid transit solutions in cities and towns: call for evidence

A response by CILT to the Department for Transport Consultation

The DfT sought views on how to better harness the opportunities for building on the popularity of light rail. In response CILT notes that revolutionising Britain’s approach to urban transport must include a massive step-change in policies, which will inevitably involve the construction on a large scale of new and extended light rail and other rapid transit systems.

To read the full response, click here


Williams Review - Future Freight Opportunities

A supplementary submission by CILT’s Rail Freight Forum to the Williams Rail Review.

In our response we note that much of the freight input to the Williams Review thus far has focussed on challenges and threats. This paper addresses the opportunities that exist for rail freight growth and outlines the strategic steps that will be necessary if the potential is to be realised.

To read the full response, click here


Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation

A response by CILT’s Aviation Policy Group to the Heathrow Airport Consultation

Heathrow sought views on its proposed expansion plans.

To read the full response, click here



Proposed Legislative Measures to Strengthen Compliance with Operation Brock; and Enhanced Border Readiness Checks

A response by CILT to the Department for Transport consultation

The DfT sought view on proposals for strengthen compliance with measures intended to mitigate the impact of increased border friction following a ‘no deal’ Brexit. 

To read the full response, click here


Cambridge & Peterborough Local Transport Plan

A submission by CILT’s Rail Freight Forum to the consultation

In our response, we highlight the need for greater consideration to be paid to freight in any future plan.

To read the full response, click here

 


Carbon offsetting in transport: a call for evidence

A CILT response to the Department for Transport Consultation.

To read the full response, click here

 

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  Lower Thames Crossing Consultation

A South East region response to the Highways England consultation

Read our response here 
 

 

 
Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales

A CILT Wales/Cymru submission to the Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry

Read our response here 

 

 
Transport appraisal and modelling strategy: informing future investment decisions

A CILT response to the DfT consultation

Read our response here 
 

 

 
Proposed Changes to the Congestion Charge

A CILT response to the Transport for London consultation

Read our brief response here 

 

 
Bus Services Act 2017: open data

A CILT response to the DfT consultation

Read our response here 
 

 

 
Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information

An Accessibility and Inclusion Forum response to the DfT consultation

Read our response here 

 

 
The Last Mile: call for evidence

A CILT Freight and Logistics Policy Group response to the DfT consultation

The call for evidence sought views on how to improve the sustainability of freight.  Read CILT’s submission here
 

 

 
Future of mobility call for evidence

A CILT Freight and Logistics Policy Group response to the DfT consultation

Read our response here 
 

 

 
Rural Transport: Kent

A CILT South East Region response to the Kent County Council Consultation

Read our response here 
 

 

 
Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill

A CILT response to the DfT consultation

Read our brief response here 

 

 
Maritime 2050: call for evidence

A CILT response to the DfT consultation

Read our response here 

 

 
Draft revised National Planning Policy Framework

A CILT response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government consultation

Read our response here 

 

 
Section 19 and 22 permits: how to apply EU Regulation 1071/2009

A combined response by CILT’s Bus and Coach Forum and Accessibility and Inclusion Forum to the DfT consultation

The DfT sought views on proposed changes to law and guidance about who can operate public service vehicles (PSVs) without a PSV licence.  Read our response here 

 

 
Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy

A response by CILT’s NE Policy Group to the consultation

Read our response here 

 

 
Heathrow Airport Expansion and Airspace Principles

A response by CILT to the Heathrow consultations

Read CILT’s response here 
 

 

 
Proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network

A response by CILT the DfT consultation

This consultation sought views on:

·         how to define the MRN

·         the role that local, regional and national bodies will play in the MRN investment programme

·         which schemes will be eligible for MRN funding

Read CILT’s response here 

 

 
East Coast Mainline Route Study

A response by CILT’s NE Region to the Network Rail Consultation

Read CILT’s submission here 
 

 

 
Draft New London Plan

A response by CILT to the GLA consultation

The GLA sought views on proposals contained within the New Draft London Plan.

Read CILT’s submission here
 

 

 
Great Western Rail Franchise

A response by CILT to the DfT Consultation

The DfT sought views on future services across the Great Western network. In our response

Read CILT’s submission here

 

 
Shaping the future of England’s strategic roads (RIS2)

A response by CILT to the DfT consultation

In order to set investment in the Strategic Road Network (SRN) the government publishes a multi-year ‘Road investment strategy’ (RIS). The second RIS (RIS2) will cover the financial years 2020/21 to 2024/25. This consultation sought views on initial proposals and government’s analytical approach.

Read CILT’s submission here

 

 

Improving Assisted Travel: a consultation

A response by CILT’s Accessibility and Inclusion Forum to the Office for Rail and Road Consultation

The ORR sought views on potential improvements to assisted travel

Read the forum’s response here

 

 

Reforming the heavy goods vehicle road user levy

A response by CILT to the DfT Consultation

The DfT issued a call for evidence on how to reform the heavy goods vehicle levy so that it:

  • rewards hauliers that plan their routes efficiently
  • incentivises efficient use of roads
  • improves environmental performance, including air quality and carbon emissions
Read CILT’s full response here
   

Solving the problems to ensure frictionless borders

CILT’s profile and influence on evolving Brexit negotiating priorities continues to increase. With a number of Brexit related Bills currently passing through Parliament, CILT is working to influence and guide the debate surrounding and understanding of the impact of proposals on the sector.

Following the Prime Ministers speech earlier this month, CILT has produced a briefing paper which explores the need for frictionless borders in addition to a multitude of Brexit related issues. 

Read the full response here.

 

The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill - The Customs Billclick here

CILT further concerns with Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Billclick here

   

Freight, logistics and Supply Chain Priorities for EU Exit Negotiations: Recommendations to Government 

Freight, logistics and Supply Chain Priorities for EU Exit Negotiations: Recommendations to Government details the output of a high level roundtable meetings which explore the implications of Brexit on the freight sector. The reports highlight key impacts as well as opportunities and explores how best to mitigate potential risk. 

The December 2016 report can be found here.

The May 2017 report can be found here.

The January 2018 report can be found here.

The July 2018 report can be found here. 
   

Understanding and meeting the needs of travellers with hidden disabilities

This Guidance Note has been produced by CILT’s Accessibility & Inclusion Forum following a seminar organised by the Forum in early 2017. The purpose of this Guidance Note is to raise awareness among transport providers, local authorities, planners and designers of the needs of the very large number of people whose disabilities are hidden and so not visible to those around them.

To download click here.

 

(Re)Inventing the Wheel

(Re)Inventing the Wheel examines a range of issues relating to transport over the next 20-25 years and looks at potential new technologies ranging from autonomous electric cars to real time journey management. 

To download click here.

The Future of Aviation - View report  





A Vision for Transport Planning - View report  





A Vision for Cymru Wales - View report  
CILT Driver Shortage Crisis 2015  - View report  

Bus reform: survey of senior directors of local bus service operators  - View report  



Vision 2035: UK Freight report - View report  
The impacts of concessionary travel passes for older and disabled people – a review of the evidence
Professor Roger Mackett FCILT - View report
 
Transport and the Economy - View report                        
The Case for HS2 - View report  
Empowering staff: enabling passengers - View report  
Maintaining Momentum: Summer 2012 Logistics Legacy Report - View report                        
Eddington - 6 years on - View report  
Transport Use of Carbon - View report  
The Strategic Road Network - Key issues in developing a long-term strategy - View report                        
Vision 2035 - View report  
Think Cycling! - View report  
An Inconvenient Truck - View report  

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