Logistics UK has warned the government it needs to act now to stimulate economic activity and restore consumer confidence amid claims the nation’s businesses are “stagnating” after two months of cautious re-opening following the pandemic. “Logistics businesses of all types are finding it increasingly difficult to remain solvent, with the end of the furloughing scheme fast approaching, and it will become more expensive for those who remain in the scheme,” said chief executive David Wells. “At the same time, faltering […]
Freight levels to Northern Ireland will fall unless border friction is sorted, Logistics UK warns MPs
Hauliers will lose out on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland if the government does not move swiftly to ease border friction, Logistics UK director of policy Elizabeth de Jong told MPs this week.
Goods entering the European Union from January will be subject to full border customs checks, regardless of whether or not a trade deal is reached, according to the EU’s chief negotiator.
An outbreak of Covid-19 at Wincanton’s B&Q distribution centre in Swindon has seen the number of infected staff rise to a total of 16 today (24 August).