Hauliers are calling for the government to clarify the level of import tariffs to be placed on new trucks in the event of a no-deal Brexit after a government document revealed it has been hiked from a promised 10% to 16%. Last month industry leaders were told by government officials that a planned 22% tax on HGV imports was to be reduced to 10%, bringing it into line with the car industry. However, a government document dubbed “Non-preferential tariff rates […]
The government’s recent decision to phase in the introduction of customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU from the start of 2021 has been widely welcomed as a “pragmatic” move, allowing UK hauliers more time to adjust. However, they could also put extra pressure on cashflow.
The FTA is calling for the government to switch the logistics industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy so firms can retrain staff in new roles rather than make them redundant.
Potential customs clearance delays and the consequent increase in demand for UK warehousing for buffer stocks has led frozen distribition specialist NewCold to investigate possibilities for a new UK site.