The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October. The government is taking steps to help businesses to prepare for Brexit and has drawn up a list of actions logistics operators should be doing for themselves. The government is: Allocating an additional £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year (HMT total funding for Brexit is £6.3 billion). This includes £108m to support businesses to get ready; Creating a £10m Brexit Readiness Fund for trade associations […]
Widnes-based tanker specialist Suttons was founded by Alf Sutton in 1926 and remains family-owned. The founder’s grandson John Sutton was appointed CEO of Suttons Group in 2013 and the Sutton family still form the majority of the Suttons Group board. Suttons Group has two operating divisions: Road Tankers, headed by MD Michael Cundy; and Suttons International, where Barry McNally is MD. Road Tankers turns over around £70m a year, with the business split roughly 55% chemicals, 35% gases and 10% […]
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.
Whatever form Brexit takes, the skills crisis facing the logistics industry is only going to get worse and the industry will be forced to invest in more automation, the president of the FTA Leigh Pomlett told the annual FTA Logistics Awards dinner last night (December 13).