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18 May 2020

Government invests up to £35m to protect 'critical' freight routes (eg for food and medical supplies)

Sub-theme: Transport

Introduced by

Department for Transport

Targeted at

Six freight operators


Announced on 18 May 2020

Stated aims

To help ensure critical goods can move freely


The government says it has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35m to ensure freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of goods. The move protects 16 of the most important routes previously at risk of closure due to a drop in demand as a result of COVID-19.


Gov.uk news story