The government has put together draft legislation that will allow hauliers to continue to ply their loads across Europe and carry out cabotage under a new licence, dubbed the UK Licence for the Community. It will also guarantee the existing rights of EU hauliers to transport goods and carry out cabotage in the UK. However the licence will only come into existence if the EU guarantees UK hauliers equivalent rights to their European counterparts after Brexit. If no reciprocal agreement […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
However hard or soft Brexit turns out to be in March 2019, the uncertainty the government’s handling of the process has created is already damaging the UK truck market.
Record numbers of hauliers declined to move goods from France into Britain in the second week of January whilst those that did raised their prices significantly.