The RHA and FTA have attacked the Migration Advisory Committee’s call to favour high-skilled migrants after Brexit, warning it would amplify the skills shortage the logistics sector already faces. The report published today (18 September) advises that workers from the European Economic Area should be subject to the same visa requirements as other migrants to the UK after Brexit. It also makes the case for high-skilled migrants to be given preference in regards attaining a visa to work in the UK. […]
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.
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]
A cross-party strategy to Get Britain Cycling aims to see a quarter of all journeys made on a bicycle by 2050. It’s lead to to a flurry of pro-cycling announcements from Westminster with little consideration for operators.