Tag: Supply Chain Hauliers


GOVERNMENT BLAMES HAULIERS FOR BREXIT CHAOS

GOVERNMENT BLAMES HAULIERS FOR BREXIT CHAOS

23rd September 2020 – London, UK: The British government is deflecting blame for its customs failures onto the haulage industry. Hauliers say they are being “fitted up” for the inevitable disruption caused by poor government Brexit choices, systems unready to handle customs clearance, and a failure to extend the Brexit transition period. The leaked letter, from Michael Gove, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and the minister responsible for...

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Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling lands £100,000 job with large UK port operator

Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling lands £100,000 job with large UK port operator

17th September 2020 – Conservative MP and former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been given a role advising Hutchinson Ports – the operator for Harwich, Felixstowe and London Thamesport – attracting a six-figure salary.  Grayling – famed for having once given a ferry contract to a company that possessed no ships – will work seven hours a week for a year for the company, the BBC reports.  Perceived risk The watchdog assessing potential conflicts of interests when MPs land extra-parliamentary work admitted there was a “perceived risk” that...

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Descartes: UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity

Descartes: UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity

17th Sep 2020 – UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity 2020 was meant to be the year of ‘Brexit Preparation’. When the UK left the EU on January 1st 2020, firms involved in trade with the EU were set to spend 12 months on robust planning, maximising the 12 month Brexit transition period to understand the new trade and customs requirements. The transition period provided time to put in place...

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Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have enough clarity to start preparing for a post-Brexit business landscape, according Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM). There is limited time to implement the systems needed to tackle trade friction following the UK Government’s announcement this week that import controls would be brought in on European Union (EU) goods at the border from 31st December.“We now know there...

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