UK drivers lost an average of 178 hours a year due to traffic in 2018, at a cost of £7.9bn — an average of £1,317 per driver.
In 2019, 34% of UK carbon dioxide emissions came from transport, making it a key sector to tackle to achieve a 2050 net-zero target.
Before the pandemic, regions such as the South East (where 32% of workers had the option of flexible working), generally saw the highest levels of productivity in the UK.
The CBI campaigns tirelessly on behalf of our members so that business creates prosperity for all. Learn more about the work we do and the impact we are making on this issue.
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Ensuring UK rail services continue to deliver for the public and for business
Greener Miles: how government and business can work together to reduce emissions from the commute
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