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 […]
The Motor Transport team considers what impact the UK coming out of the EU might have on road transport in a special edition of the Motor Transport Podcast.
As confusion continues in Westminster over the shape of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the FTA is urging politicians to find a solution which supports businesses so that Britain can keep trading effectively with its biggest market, the EU. As the clock counts down to March 29 when the UK is set to leave the EU, James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the FTA, warns that a no deal outcome to negotiations would put business, jobs and the […]
Kent County Council is calling on the government to give police emergency powers to control the flow of freight around the Channel ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.