Atisreal and GVA Grimley today called for changes in employment use classes, claiming that the quality of jobs in logistics is higher than that in the light industrial sector

A joint study by the two firms, unveiled at Sheds, claims that the decline of manufacturing in the UK, coupled with the rise in demand for logistics property, has led to an increase in the quality of jobs associated with it.

According to the research, average earnings in logistics, classified as B8, are £486 a week, whereas in the light industrial sector, classified as B1c, they are £444 a week.

John Bowles, head of consulting at Atisreal, said: ‘Using earnings as an indicator, the quality of logistics jobs is better than those in light industrial. I don’t think this is understood.’

The research also says that the average space used in small logistics is the same as that used in light industrial, at 465 sq ft (43 sq m) a person.