The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned. Malcolm Bingham, FTA head of policy for the north of England, said infrastructure investment in northern England over the next five years is more or less secured, barring legislative changes. But the public vote to leave the EU could affect trade supplies between the continent and ports such as Immingham, Hull […]
Any charges for using the new Lower Thames Crossing must be similar to those at Dartford if the new route is to effectively relieve congestion, the FTA has warned.
The decision by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to investigate the £47bn UK oil sector is simply a side-show, and the need to tackle the punishingly high rate of fuel duty remains paramount, campaigners have said.
‘Significant challenges’ remain if new customs declaration system is to be ready for Brexit, warns report
The government faces “significant challenges” in getting its customs declaration system up and running in time for Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).