Musicians have joined forces with concert hauliers to urge Boris Johnson to ensure the survival of the events haulage industry amid new post-Brexit trade restrictions. In a letter to the prime minister, the group, which includes luminaries from the music industry, said he needed to secure a “cultural easement” to allow UK firms to continue to take tours across the EU. They warned that the industry, which contributes £70bn a year to the UK economy, faces ruin otherwise. The letter […]
The Department for International Trade’s publication of a revised list of temporary tariffs on truck imports if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement once again raises the question of the impact of commercial vehicle pricing on haulage operating costs and profitability.
Despite the continuing uncertainty over the UK economy and the future of foreign drivers post-Brexit, confidence amongst UK’s logistics businesses has risen from the historic low registered in the first half of 2016, according to a new survey. Although the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and Moore Stephens, remained depressed at 53 in the second half of 2016, compared with the high point two years ago of 71.4, it is at least up from the 51.8 low seen […]
Anyone looking for insight into what Brexit holds for the economy of the United Kingdom should definitely not read the Department for Exiting the European Union Sectoral Analyses. Those familiar with road transport industry will find little to further educate the way they run their business, or respond to challenges in the sector.