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

CCF CCA Consultation Response

The Cold Chain Federation (CCF) are responding to this consultation on behalf of our members in the cold storage sector.

CCF CCA Consultation Response

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Policy Outlook for 2024

With a General Election around the corner, ongoing global supply chain disruption and expected government policy announcements on issues such as the Climate Change Agreement scheme, transport decarbonisation and refrigerants, 2024 is set to be a crucial year for the UK cold chain. We have put together a short summary of the expected announcements, and potential risks which might impact our members in the coming year.

New Year Briefing 2024

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DfT Consultation on Infrastructure for Zero Emission for HGVs

We held a workshop with members and the Department for Transport to inform our submission of evidence to this consultation on the infrastructure requirements for zero emission transport refrigeration.

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.

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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.

King’s Speech 2023

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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.


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.


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.

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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.