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 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.
The Home Affairs Committee has said it cannot see how the government will fulfil its promise to deliver 100% exit checks at Britain’s major cross-Channel terminals.
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).