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Chemical Business Association News

Driver Shortage Media Brief

8 September 2021

This brief provides background to the current issues affecting the UK chemical supply chain, the most prominent of which is the shortage of HGV drivers. Our latest industry survey shows that 96% (62% in our last survey completed June 2021) of members responding currently have issues with road haulage in the UK and 78% have similar issues in Europe.


Significant Decline In Accident Levels – Distribution Report

30 July 2021

The Chemical Business Association’s latest annual report on the safety, health, security and environmental performance of its distributor member companies for 2020 shows a significant decline in accident levels and the Lost Time Accident Rate. For the second year running, no convictions were recorded against CBA member companies.


Transport Incidents and Accidents Down – Logistics Report

30 July 2021

The Logistics Index, the Chemical Business Association’s (CBA) latest annual report on the performance of its road haulage, warehouse, and tank farm companies, shows a significant fall in the number of transport incidents during 2020.


Covid-19 Critical Worker Communication

27 July 2021

CRITICAL WORKERS REASONABLE EXCUSE TO ATTEND WORK DURING SELF-ISOLATION The Government has published a list of sectors in which a very limited number of named critical workers may have a reasonable excuse to leave self-isolation to attend work.


Recognition of HGV Driver Shortages Welcomed

21 July 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has welcomed aspects of the Government’s actions announced today to mitigate the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK.


Driver Shortages Causing Critical Supply Chain Issues

16 July 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has written to the Secretaries of State for Transport – Grant Shapps MP and the Secretary of State for Business – Kwasi Kwarteng MP - saying that the chronic shortage of HGV drivers has reached a critical point for the UK chemical supply chain.


Reaction to the Relaxation of Driver Hours

9 July 2021

Tim Doggett, Chief Executive, Chemical Business Association (CBA) said, “Relaxing driver hours is an inadequate reaction to the chronic shortage of HGV drivers. It is also likely to be counter-productive and may even make the problem worse


A Call for Urgent Action on HGV Driver Shortages

1 July 2021

The Chemical Business Association has written to the Prime Minister calling for urgent Government action to resolve the chronic shortage of HGV driver shortages that are creating serious issues and delays in the supply chain.


Our Trends Survey Shows an Improving Trend but Outlook Hit by Supply Chain Issues

21 June 2021

Our latest Supply Chain Trends Survey shows an improving trend in order books, current sales, and margins but a negative business outlook for the next three months. The survey highlights the key supply chain issues resulting in lower future sales and margins – a shortage of shipping containers, rising shipping costs, and a shortage of road haulage capacity in the UK and European Union.