Leading trade associations have broadly welcomed the government’s Brexit White Paper but warned that it could amplify the nation’s skills shortage. The FTA also has raised worries about a proposed permit system for HGVs crossing borders. James Hookman, deputy chief executive, said: “The White Paper gives encouragement to those of us charged with keeping the UK’s shops, schools, businesses and manufacturers stocked with the products and raw materials they need on a day by day basis. However, the devil is […]
Pall-Ex has said it is “saddened” by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and reiterated its warning that the forthcoming Brexit will “deeply” affect the supply chain.
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.
Europa Worldwide Group has spent £2m expanding its Dartford hub to cope with any customs backlog after Brexit.