Next year the speculation surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU becomes a reality. In the first of a series of briefings for members following several meetings with government ministers and officials, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett looks at the knowns and unknowns of Brexit. Known: On March 2019 the UK will leave the EU, the single market and the customs union. This means the end of free movement of goods and people between the UK and the EU and […]
EU to “significantly” limit UK haulier cabotage rights under no deal Brexit but rules out need for ECMT permit
UK hauliers will no longer need ECMT permits to access the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a provisional deal between the European parliament and member states this week. However the agreement will only run for nine months after Brexit, can be unilaterally revoked by the EU and UK hauliers’ cabotage rights will severely limited and progressively reduced over the nine month period.
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
The haulage industry has slammed the DfT and Highways England for failing to give hauliers advance warning of a series of overnight closures on the M26, which began last week.