A transport lawyer has warned that there could be a reduction in demand for international haulage and logistics if the UK votes to leave the EU on Thursday. Laurence Pritchard of Weightmans said a Brexit would result in increased import tariffs, which could ultimately lead to a decline in trade between Britain and the rest of Europe if export volumes reduce. He said: “The main concern is that if the rate of exportation is reduced there will be less demand for professional […]
Whatever form Brexit takes, the skills crisis facing the logistics industry is only going to get worse and the industry will be forced to invest in more automation, the president of the FTA Leigh Pomlett told the annual FTA Logistics Awards dinner last night (December 13).
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
New legislation on cross-border haulage has been given royal assent as the government makes preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU next year.