Reports published under Cold Chain Insight include:
- Summaries of recently published academic papers on subjects relevant to cold chain operations, e.g. energy, innovation, supply chain, low emission transport
- Cold Chain Federation collaborations with academic partners e.g. MSc or PhD projects
- Insights into the cold chain property market
- Surveys and research from our partners
Autumn Statement 2023
To learn more about the specific proposals in Autumn Statement 2023 and what they could mean for businesses in the cold chain, read our Insight Report.
King’s Speech 2023
To find out more about the specific proposals in King’s speech 2023 and what they could mean for businesses in the cold chain, read our Insight Report.
Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into Heat resilience and sustainable cooling. It will look at the relationship between heat and health; examine the adequacy of current Government policies in relation to current and future need for cooling; and consider what measures could be taken to increase adaptation and resilience to rising temperatures. You can read our full submission below.
Climate Change Agreement Consultation
The Climate Change Agreement (CCA) is due to come to an end in early 2025. However, in the Spring Budget 2023 the Government announced a two-year extension until at least 2027. Read our briefing on the current consultation and next steps.
Spring Budget 2023 Briefing
Read the Cold Chain Federation’s view and analysis on the Spring Budget 2023. After a rocky few years this was a very sensible budget but can still have a big impact on your business and workforce.
Standard Industry Classification Briefing
Standard Industry Classification (SIC) codes are used by Companies House to categorise businesses, but you might not realise that what code you are registered under can determine whether or not you can access funding for support for things like energy costs and upgrade projects. The CCF have produced a special briefing to explain what a SIC code is, what funding it could unlock and how to review and update your listing. Read it below.
ENERGY BILL SUPPORT SCHEME UPDATE
The government set out its plans for energy bill support for businesses beyond March 2023. The new ‘Energy Bills Discount Scheme’ represents a considerable reduction from the current scheme in the financial value of the support available to businesses from April, although some sectors will receive more support than others.
This briefing sets out the detail of the future scheme and what it means for cold chain businesses, as well as some key questions which still need to be answered (largely around eligibility for the enhanced support package) and how the CCF will work on behalf of members in the coming months on this issue.
The latest inflation figures for the United Kingdom were released on 15th December 2021. They show that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has hit 5.1% (year on year to November 2021), its highest level for more that 10 years. This briefing looks at the figures in more detail and how inflation is impacting products requiring cold chain.
Food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary and environmental health professional organisations have joined together in to propose in a new report an urgent new veterinary agreement and streamlined processes to resolve crippling restrictions to exports to the EU, Britain’s largest trading partner. Published June 2021.
Since 1 January 2021 British exporters have faced often insurmountable difficulties with post-Brexit red tape and disruption at the UK-EU border. The new relationship between Great Britain and the EU has meant that British businesses now face a plethora of new requirements imposed on exports to the EU. These include international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) controls which significantly add to bureaucracy, cost and time. Read the full report here
UK COLD STORAGE SECTOR
Cold Chain Federation intends to be the impartial knowledge centre for cold chain in the UK. We are investing in unique and impartial data and insight to help those within, and outside our industry to have a better shared understanding of the size, scale, trends and value of temperature-controlled logistics in the UK.
We are grateful to partner with Savills, whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.
UK COLD STORAGE SECTOR
We are grateful to partner with Savills ,whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) conducted a survey between April 28th and May 11th 2020 to understand the impacts
of the pandemic on the cold chain. They had 170 responses from across the world, including the UK. Respondents
were predominantly from cold storage operations, however responses from transportation companies and
suppliers were also received. This note summarises the key findings from European businesses.
The full GCCA report, which includes breakdowns by business type, can be found here.