MT takes a look at yesterday’s pre-Brexit budget (29 Oct) delivered by Chancellor Phillip Hammond to see what lies ahead for the logistics sector and UK economy as it approaches a crucial point. Infrastructure The government has committed £30bn in its “biggest ever” strategic roads investment programme. It will pay for this with £28.8bn of money raised from Vehicle Excise Duty to create a National Roads Fund. It will be used to fund major schemes such as the North Devon […]
Currie Solutions is set to move out of the red, three years after the loss making logistics firm was purchased in a management buy-out, and despite having to battle its way through the impact of Brexit, the pandemic, the driver shortage crisis and global supply chain restrictions.
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.
The RHA has added to industry calls for the government to pledge immediate financial support for hauliers who face going out of business because of the coronavirus crisis.