It would be a “disaster” for the commercial vehicle industry if the UK crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a good trade deal with the remaining EU27 countries, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes has warned. “The automotive sector has taken advantage of the single market more than any other industrial sector in the way manufacturing is integrated and there is free movement of goods without tariffs or paperwork,” he said. “That takes cost out and anything that puts […]
Police are preparing for massive traffic queues at ports leading to “unprecedented and overwhelming” disruption of the wider road network in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
More than a third of hauliers (35%) have felt an effect from Britain’s decision to quit the EU, according to a new survey.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.