The DfT has been lambasted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for failing to ensure sufficient cross-channel freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In a report published today (12 March), the committee reveals that, despite repeated warnings from the PAC, the DfT failed to take action to boost freight capacity until late last autumn. The DfT’s decision to act was partly prompted by updated government research, published in the autumn, which revealed that a no-deal Brexit could […]
Goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain will not be subject to export declarations and there will be no tariffs on freight remaining within the UK customs territory, cabinet minister Michael Gove has confirmed.
A reduction in import tariffs for new trucks in the event of a no-deal Brexit will still cripple UK haulage, according to manufacturers and trade associations.
Early indications suggest that the larger 15.65m longer semi-trailer size is proving a more popular option than its 14.6m counterpart in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) ten-year trial of the new lengths, announced last December. According to the DfT, “two or three” companies have returned their allowance of the smaller 14.6m design and MT has learnt the government is now permitting firms to swap allocations them between themselves, or even give them away as long as no business trials more […]