Border Force will have prevented the entry of 80,000 migrants by the end of 2015, it has predicted. UK Border Force assistant director Andy Coram discussed the figures at the RHA Compliance Conference on 9 September, where he compared the predicted 80,000 entry attempts to 40,000 in 2014 and just 18,000 in 2013. “This isn’t just caused by organised crime gangs,” said Coram. “We’re all aware of the international disruption and the war-torn countries that drive the migrant problem and […]
The DfT has declined to confirm the contents of a document sent to transport minister Andrew Jones by Kent County Council, which reportedly calls for nearly £300m of extra funding to be put into additional infrastructure to relieve the M20 during Operation Stack.
The cost of spoiled loads as a result of stowaways getting into UK-bound vehicles could be as high as £1bn a year, the RHA has estimated.