Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage. The action plan paves the way – as long as the UK government reciprocates – for UK hauliers to continue moving goods to the continent even in the event of a no-deal Brexit next March. It means the fall-back, just 984 annual European Conference of Ministers […]
Europa Worldwide Group has spent £2m expanding its Dartford hub to cope with any customs backlog after Brexit.
The cost of spoiled loads as a result of stowaways getting into UK-bound vehicles could be as high as £1bn a year, the RHA has estimated.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]