Government prepares for hard Brexit with cross-border permit scheme


Contingency plans to fast track cross-border permits for hauliers in the event of a hard Brexit have been put in place by the government. The Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act, which came into force last week, gives the government the power to speed through a permit system if Brexit negotiations fail to secure reciprocal cross-border access for UK hauliers travelling to Europe. Announcing the legislation, transport secretary Chris Grayling said: “The haulage industry is at the heart of our […]