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. On 12 June, the Cabinet Office confirmed that new EU border controls will now be introduced in three phases, from January 2021. Specifically, customs declarations and VAT/customs duty payments have been deferred […]
New guidance aimed at tackling major delays to groupage at Northern Ireland ports has been rushed through without reference to the haulage industry and fails to tackle the issue, the RHA told MP Michael Gove this week.
Falls in the value of sterling in the wake of the EU referendum have continued to hit Laser Transport International, which saw its pre-tax profit plunge by 64% last year.
The public spending watchdog has criticised the government for failing to prepare for Brexit and said between 40% and 70% of laden HGVs travelling to the EU will not be ready for Customs requirements.