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 […]
The UK’s automotive supply chain faces a huge shock in the event of a no-deal Brexit, warn associations
A no-deal Brexit will cause “massive logistical problems” in the automotive supply chain, with manufacturers facing a choice of either absorbing significant rising costs in the movement of vehicle parts or passing them on.
DfT under fire over Brexit ferry deals as FTA prepares for the worse and Manston contingency is extended
MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans.
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.