Businesses on both sides of the channel have been given certainty by the overwhelming backing from the European Parliament to the Brexit trade and customs deal, despite the UK’s exit being described as a “historic mistake”. Logistics UK welcomed the agreement, which it said would keep goods and services flowing freely across the UK’s borders, but it warned there remain gaps, particularly with regards to concert and events logistics. The deal was voted on by MEPs, with 660 giving it […]
The idea of port-centric logistics – where imports are handled close to the port of entry and sent direct to their destination rather than via a central DC – has been given a boost by developments such as London Gateway and Liverpool2.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
Goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain will not be subject to export declarations and there will be no tariffs on freight remaining within the UK customs territory, cabinet minister Michael Gove has confirmed.