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Chemical Business Association News

Serious Supply Chain Issues Continue – Business Outlook Remains Poor

17 November 2021

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association reveals that the UK chemical supply chain is continuing to encounter serious supply chain issues and that future sales and margins are continuing to decline.

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De Monchy UK Ltd welcomed into membership

2 November 2021

The Chemical Business Association is announce De Monchy UK Ltd as our newest member.

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HGV Driver Shortages – Progress, but Key Issues Remain

28 September 2021

The Chemical Business Association, which has led on the HGV driver shortage issue for the UK chemical supply chain, welcomes the Government’s latest initiatives to manage the impact of the supply chain emergency that is delaying or preventing vital materials from reaching customers in the manufacturing and process industries, key utilities, and the health sector.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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