Anger over “unrealistic” plan to slap huge fines on hauliers found with stowaways


 

Hauliers will stop bringing goods into the UK if the government ploughs on with proposals to levy fines of £2,000 per stowaway found in vehicles, regardless of the security measures taken, Logistics UK has warned. A consultation into the controversial plans ended yesterday (6 May) with ministers wanting to overhaul the current clandestine civil penalty regime. The proposals include increasing the maximum £2,000 penalty; introducing an additional new penalty to fine hauliers for not securing their vehicle, regardless of whether […]