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 […]
A majority of retailers think Brexit will have no impact on their supply chains – but they’re considering overhauling them anyway to cope with the demand from online shopping.
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.
Despite the continuing uncertainty over the UK economy and the future of foreign drivers post-Brexit, confidence amongst UK’s logistics businesses has risen from the historic low registered in the first half of 2016, according to a new survey. Although the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and Moore Stephens, remained depressed at 53 in the second half of 2016, compared with the high point two years ago of 71.4, it is at least up from the 51.8 low seen […]