Drugs industry appeals to Boris Johnson for urgent action to avoid no-deal medicine shortages 19/10/2020
In the corner of Britain known as the Garden of England, Brexit is literally taking concrete form.
Sites being acquired as part of efforts to avoid long lorry queues at ports such as Dover.
London, UK: Supply chains face a ‘winter of chaos’ from a no-deal Brexit and a second Covid-19 spike, says supply chain management company Scala Consulting.
Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December? 04/09/2020
New supply chains, brand new system, and ... oh dear, it's still not ready yet.
Exporters to the EU face 7,000-truck-long queues in Kent and two-day delays to trade after the Brexit transition period ends, the government has warned.
‘Worst case scenario’ also warns of passengers waiting hours to board Chunnel trains to continent.
Flag-waving extremists and white nationalists block roads in protest over migrant Channel crossings
Four sites in Kent - with capacity to hold thousands of lorries - have already been mapped out, to ease the pressure on major Channel ports like Dover.
Navy may need to intervene in clashes between UK and European fishing vessels, leaked plans warn 23/08/2020
Contingencies drawn up for ‘no deal’ Brexit.
A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.
Ministers have admitted that emergency traffic measures needed to curb chaos on the roads in Kent would be run into 2021 - as the deadline for securing a Brexit deal looms.
Fresh seafood and baby chicks will be the only goods allowed to skip hours-long customs queues at UK border 05/08/2020
The two perishable products have been exempted from rules on how to manage traffic approaching the port of Dover.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned of "a risk of some additional friction at the border".
Medical and pharmaceutical industry leaders are warning some of the contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit is not as well advanced as it was earlier this year.
A field inland from the White Cliffs of Dover, a totem of English identity, is one of four sites the U.K. has earmarked for conversion into lorry parks for customs checks after Brexit, according to a person familiar with the plans.
Another Brexit advertising campaign. They've replaced sporting events as signs of the changing seasons. Instead of Wimbledon or the Olympics, we get Michael Gove talking gibberish on television and further millions poured into preparedness exercises for an outcome with no tangible benefits.
Fruit importers have begun redirecting European trade routes away from Dover-Calais to minimise disruption from the end of the transition period.
New border checks in Kent and elsewhere reverse 47 years of removal of trade barriers.
Fears over Brexit customs clearance centre in Ashford after government snaps up MOJO site near M20 Junction 10a 11/07/2020
A vast Brexit customs clearance centre catering for thousands of lorries on the outskirts of Ashford will result in huge disruption, fears the town's MP.
A post-Brexit customs centre for up to 10,000 lorries has been earmarked for a 27-acre site in Kent, in a plan the local MP says came "out of the blue".
Ministers accused of building 'pointless lorry park in Kent' after announcing £700m for trade checks [1 min] 12/07/2020
'This is all so pointless. We are creating a vast customs bureaucracy, with costs passed on to the consumer'
Businesses will discover details of customs regime after Brexit on Monday.
Brexifornia: Checking out but never leaving 08/06/2020
Brexit will never be over.
Lorries will need permission from new HMRC computer system before heading for Dover.