The government must not delay the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on imports due to be implemented from July, according to Logistics UK. However, its call to stick to the planned timetable came as the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) told MPs the additional checks would be “a nightmare” for small businesses and that a collapse in trade for these firms couldn’t be ruled out. Sarah Laouadi, Logistics UK head of international policy, said businesses would be unsettled by further delays. […]
A convoy of over 50 shellfish haulage trucks descended on Downing Street today (18 January) to protest against the bureaucracy created by the Brexit trade agreement which is creating major delays of shellfish exports to Europe and threatening the existence of affected companies.
UK automotive manufacturing sector needs further government intervention to ensure post-pandemic recovery, SMMT warns
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on manufacturing is expected to cut annual light commercial vehicle production volumes by a third to just 920,000 units this year, according to a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Record numbers of women, younger people and ethnic minorities have applied to get on the government-funded HGV driver ‘bootcamps’, according to training consortium The Driver Academy Group.