Hauliers in Northern and Southern Ireland have expressed concern over customs tariffs and border controls springing up after Brexit, warning that costs must increase to mitigate the effects. MPs belonging to Northern Ireland’s Affairs Committee were told this week that a ‘hard border’ between the two countries would cause economic problems and that an EU border should be set up within the UK mainland instead. Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, said hauliers in Donegal and Derry […]
A majority of retailers think Brexit will have no impact on their supply chains – but they’re considering overhauling them anyway to cope with the demand from online shopping.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
UK and Irish governments are set to meet next month to discuss cabotage regulations after intense lobbying from Irish hauliers. For years hauliers in both countries have delivered trailers to ports, where they were collected for inward delivery by a driver working in that country. This practice falls foul of cabotage rules introduced in 2010 which say that an international driver can only carry out three domestic jobs within seven days once he has delivered his load. The dropped trailers […]