The RHA has warned that leaving the European single market and the European Union Customs Union “will inevitably add a degree of administrative cost” to UK operators and could slow down the supply chain. The association also called on government to grant “significantly greater resources” to HM Revenue & Customs in order to avoid a logistics log-jam. Richard Burnett, chief executive at the RHA, said: “We need to maintain fluidity through the ports for the trucks that provide a vital […]
The FTA has warned that the supply chain is “set to disintegrate” if the status of European workers within the UK’s logistics sector is not settled as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers.
The logistics industry needs to be able to react quickly to changing consumer trends, especially as the UK has become one of the leading e-commerce markets, according to the FTA.