A hard Brexit would make a hard border “inevitable” between Northern Ireland and Ireland, MPs have warned Border checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and at Holyhead, Milford Haven and Fishguard, appear “inevitable”, if the government sticks to its hard Brexit plan to leave the single market and customs union, according to the Exiting the European Union Committee. The committee’s latest report welcomes the government’s commitment to no physical infrastructure at the land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. It […]
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]
2016 saw the UK vote to leave the EU, Donald Trump preparing to move into his new house across the pond, and Sadiq Khan introduce unprecedented safety measures for operators working in London. But these headlines aside, 2016 has still been a busy year for the road transport sector. As we approach the end of the hugely eventful 2016, the MT team discuss the year’s key events, Brexit aside, and the things to look out for in the coming months. […]
What will Brexit mean for the road transport industry? Listen to the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast to catch up on all of the sector’s post-referendum news.