MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans. As the FTA announced it was continuing to advise members about managing UK-EU trade flows in the event of the country crashing out of Europe with no deal, the transport select committee said it had received allegations that ferry contracts handed to Seaborne Freight, DFDS and Brittany Ferries were unlawful. The government […]
FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them.
New legislation on cross-border haulage has been given royal assent as the government makes preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU next year.
Contingency plans to fast track cross-border permits for hauliers in the event of a hard Brexit have been put in place by the government.