Honda’s plans to close its Swindon plant in 2022 come as yet another blow to hauliers operating in the automotive sector with unions warning that the move will threaten thousands of supply chain jobs across the UK. The Japanese car manufacturer will retain its European headquarters in Bracknell but will move its manufacturing capability at Swindon to Japan. The news closely follows Nissan’s announcement this month that it would build its new X-Trail model in Japan rather than Sunderland and […]
The FTA has warned its members that a hard Brexit may force them to rethink their business models. Tim Wallace
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for major improvements to regional infrastructure to boost productivity and help England’s regions improve links with international markets. Carol Millett
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.