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 […]
Uncertainty over the immigration system after Brexit next year will compound the industry’s driver shortage and goods and services could grind to a halt, according to an FTA report.
The FTA is urging local authorities to look beyond the “short-lived” benefits of clean air zones (CAZ) and divert funds into helping operators upgrade their fleets rather than penalising them.