A no-deal Brexit could result in one lorry every 30 seconds being subjected to checks at the border in Northern Ireland, according to the FTA. Seamus Leheny, FTA policy manager, predicted “paralysis at the border” if the UK crashes out of the EU later this year without a deal and therefore with a disparity between UK and EU food regulatory standards. His warning followed the publication of a report, commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy, that offered “a […]
Retailers’ last order delivery dates for goods needed in time for Christmas could be overly optimistic, according to ParcelHero, which suggested that safety margins have not been built in.
The UK saw steep declines in imports and exports to the European Union (EU) as well as a slight decline in trade with non-EU nations, in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
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.