A £2.1bn funding package for no-deal Brexit preparations is not enough to cover the costs the haulage industry will incur, the FTA is warning. The funding package, announced by chancellor Sajid Javid last week, includes £1.1bn already committed to plans for 31 October and £1bn in reserve. The move came as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that a no-deal Brexit would deliver an “instantaneous shock” to the economy, resulting in a falling pound, rising inflation and slowing GDP. […]
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
The CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned that global political and economic uncertainty linked to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector”.
The UK’s automotive supply chain faces a huge shock in the event of a no-deal Brexit, warn associations
A no-deal Brexit will cause “massive logistical problems” in the automotive supply chain, with manufacturers facing a choice of either absorbing significant rising costs in the movement of vehicle parts or passing them on.