Government plans to avoid border chaos in the Brexit transition period with an Operation Stack alternative are in danger of being delayed, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned this week. The watchdog warns that a version of Operation Stack, dubbed Project Brock, which will be used to control traffic on the M20 to Dover in the post-Brexit interim, has ‘‘very little room for delay’’ and carries ‘‘significant risk’. The NAO report says its “detailed examination of the contingency preparations suggests […]
Senior management at road transport operators in the UK do not believe that Brexit will damage their growth prospects in the short or medium-term, with a majority anticipating significantly or slightly better growth in 2018 and 2019.
Delegates at this year’s Microlise Conference were divided on whether exiting the EU would have a negative impact on the road transport industry, according to event figures.
The Home Affairs Select Committee has been told that a significant proportion of UK exports will get delayed if customs clearance is reintroduced as a consequence of Brexit, and the government needs a “big step change” to deliver the promise of “frictionless trade”.