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 […]
A transport lawyer has added his voice to growing concerns that there will not be enough HGV access permits for operators wanting to enter the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Andrew Baxter, MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has rejected claims that operators are set for major disruption at the channel ports at the end of the Brexit transition period, arguing that such speculation is “basically wrong”.
There is limited time left to set up the required infrastructure to undertake checks of HGVs bound for the continent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).