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PORTSMOUTH’S newly built £25m, two-acre border control post has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by port bosses following an ‘appalling’ government U-turn.
Portsmouth City Council, which operates the Portsmouth International Port, is still footing the bill despite delayed customs checks. / Boris Johnson’s government has left Portsmouth’s local council holding the bag on a nearly £8 million loan it took out to build a giant warehouse to conduct post-Brexit border checks that may now never be used.
Literature lovers in Spain are among those feeling the post-Brexit pinch, forced to pay more for books they love due to customs charges.
The Netherlands is reaping the benefits of Brexit with a boom in British businesses seeking warehouse space.
‘We lost about 10% of our revenue, which was clients leaving the UK for Europe’
“The Netherlands is a great place to set up a business. They are ready to help and they sit next to so many key markets," one business owner said.
Fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct announced on Wednesday that its new European distribution centre was now fully operational, and shipping to customers across the European Union.
For years, the town has welcomed thousands of European workers to fill warehouse roles - but that's now changing
Wine and spirits agency Vindependents has created a France-based warehouse and distribution company as it looks to tackle increased shipping times, paperwork and costs associated with Brexit.
Lord Wolfson is a highly successful businessman, a prominent supporter of Brexit and a Conservative peer. He is, in short, the sort of man who should be in perfect alignment with a government led by Boris Johnson. He isn’t.
Next, one of Britain’s biggest clothing retailers, warned it may struggle to deliver its normal service in the run up to Christmas unless the government relaxes post-Brexit immigration rules to allow more workers into the country.
“Drivers shortage is just the beginning, the warehouse operators will be the next to leave.”
Hotel and restaurant staff are travelling hundreds of miles to pick up produce as Britain’s lorry driver shortage leaves supplies stranded in warehouses, industry leaders say.
JD Sports Group is investing in warehouses to serve shoppers buying online in both the UK and the EU, as it continues to deal with challenges from Covid-19 to Brexit that continue to hit the supply chain.
A shortage of fruit pickers in the UK is set to spread to warehouse workers in the run-up to Christmas, the boss of toy chain The Entertainer has warned.
It is the latest bid by a major supermarket to minimise post-Brexit trade disruption with the EU.
Geaney Group ready to go on 200,000 sq ft scheme, with four detached buildings off Cork-Dublin M8 motorway.
The latest Government Business Insights report reveals that the transportation and storage sector has been hit hardest by Covid and Brexit. / ParcelHero says the shock result shows that more supply chain companies have closed and fewer surviving firms are currently trading than in any other sector.
The scandals surrounding Boris Johnson hide the disaster that Brexit has created.
U.K. sportswear chain JD Sports Fashion Plc said Brexit red tape has severely tested its operations and it’s opening new warehouses in the European Union to avoid the hassles of customs checks.
"We have been able to reduce our exposure to the adverse consequences of Brexit by opening an 80,000 sqft warehouse in Belgium in Autumn 2020 which is fulfilling a large proportion of our core ranges and fastest moving lines required for stores in Mainland Europe."
Retailer JD Sports is to open a 65,000 sq ft warehouse near Dublin to tackle post-Brexit trading problems.
Fashion firm Ted Baker has posted a 47% revenue fall for the final quarter, and warned that it assumes UK stores will remain closed until the end of May.
THE Bolton-born head of sports chain JD sports has said the impact of Brexit has been "considerably worse" than feared as the sports chain plans to build a warehouse in the EU ­— which could have been built in the UK.
Peter Cowgill, executive chairman, said disruption in shipping goods to mainland Europe meant costs in the ‘double digit millions’.