Government look to shift blame as Brexit queues loom

As the government insinuates that business has not prepared and warns of 7,000-truck-long queues in Kent and two-day delays for exports to the EU, BIFA director general Robert Keen accuses them of “making villains of the key workers who have been tackling the impact of the pandemic on the UK’s supply chains”. According to leaked

Brexit Politics Round Up, 24th September 2020

The effects and uncertainty of COVID is creating a parallel issue for UK businesses, who are already trying to navigate the shifting landscape of a post-Brexit trading environment. On Monday we learned that the coronavirus alert level should move to 4, transmission is ‘high or rising exponentially’, as the Prime Minister announed new lockdown rules

The Brexit Politics Round-up

The UK Internal Market Bill is a very provocative piece of legislation, proposed by the UK Government that, on paper at least, signifies the UK’s intent to leave the EU with no deal. The bill cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Here are the reasons why the UK Internal Market

Some UK freight forwarders unprepared for Brexit

In a survey by the freight forwarders trade association, BIFA, 64% of respondents felt they would not be ready to undertake the additional Customs-related work that will be required from January 1st 2021. Following a survey of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reports that a majority of respondents have significant reservations over

Emergency powers to build Brexit lorry parks

Up to a further 29 lorry parks, from Devon and Somerset to Warwickshire and Suffolk, will be built in order to cope with border trading chaos after Brexit, under emergency government powers, which will take no notice of local objections. The move was revealed after the leak of a government document that described the current

Get ready for Brexit

Get ready for Brexit

The border processes and way the UK trades with Europe is going to change significantly as we exit the EU transition period on the 31st December 2020, which is why we have developed an unprecedented web resource to get you ready for Brexit. Understanding how your business will be impacted and the level of associated risk

Business not ready for Brexit survey finds

Two-thirds of UK businesses have had their Brexit preparations disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, and only 25% are confident they will cope with the additional administration, according to a survey of supply chain managers by Descartes. Two-thirds of large firms (with >1000 employees) are extremely concerned about delays in their supply chain impacting their business

Brexit ready

Over the last 18 months, since Theresa May struggled fruitlessly to get her Brexit deal through parliament, we have published over 60 news, opinion and guidance articles and shared close to 200 social posts, on this critical subject and now we’re putting the finishing touches to our next Brexit support tool. From the publication of

Sharing the Brexit knowledge

With a readership approaching two million, including 0.25 million shippers, The Loadstar is one of the most influential supply chain media platforms in the world, which is why, when they want Brexit insights, they talk to our very own Grant Liddell. The following article was originally published in The Loadstar on the 24th August 2020.

Turkey and UK close in one Free Trade Deal

As the UK and Turkey close in on a free trade agreement to boost bilateral trade up to £15 billion by 2023, Metro is enhancing our freight services to and from the region. Turkey is “very close” to signing a free trade agreement with the UK covering manufactured goods, agriculture and services, Turkey’s foreign minister