UK hauliers of perishable goods are wanting to be prioritised at the port crossing into Europe, complaining that long wait times are causing products to go bad.
Intense traffic congestion around Dover is partly down to “Brexit scenarios”, according to the head of the British Ports Association.
Food body warns of ‘post-Brexit perception problem’ over recurring traffic gridlock.
TRADERS hoping to pass goods through the UK’s busiest port have been hit by further trouble after the Government's post-Brexit IT system went down.
Kent's roads: Post-Brexit IT customs system, GVMS, crashes and adds to lorry delays heading to the Continent 08/04/2022
Traffic hell getting to the county's ports has been exacerbated after it emerged a major post-Brexit customs system crashed - adding extra time for lorries heading to the Continent.
'it now takes an extra 3 minutes for a vehicle to clear the border and check-in before boarding ship' 02/04/2022
In January, the port’s chief executive told me that, since leaving the EU, it now takes an extra 3 minutes for a vehicle to clear the border and check-in before boarding ship. / This makes Dover more susceptible to clogging-up when things get busy and queuing is more commonplace.
London-formed trio are the latest act to be hurt by Brexit red tape.
Mass culling of 35,000 pigs and tonnes of crops being left to rot 'caused by Brexit', committee finds 06/04/2022
A lack of food and farm workers “caused by Brexit and accentuated by the pandemic” meant at least 35,000 pigs were culled and tonnes of crops left to rot in the fields last year, a damning report has revealed.
Sky's Ian King explains why the company, which cut over 1,000 jobs in response to the pandemic, is again having to slash costs through job losses.
Ministers say port does not tell government how long hauliers are waiting for ‘security’ reasons.
Not going anywhere: Trucks full of aid for Ukraine stuck in Britain due to Brexit red tape 08/03/2022
Frustrated charity workers have said that items they are trying to get to war-torn Ukraine are stuck at the Port of Dover due to complex post-Brexit paperwork and custom checks.
Four lorries of Welsh donations for Ukraine trapped in UK due to customs red tape linked to Brexit 09/03/2022
Lorry loads of items donated by people across south Wales to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine are being delayed from getting through to those who need them 'because of red tape at customs'.
UK eases customs rules for Ukraine aid after Brexit confusion leaves lorries stuck in Dover for days 10/03/2022
Donations now exempt from new border bureaucracy.
An island nation must trade with its nearest mainland, whatever our new Brexit opportunities minister claims.
More than a year on from Brexit Welsh companies say they are feeling the pinch from making fewer sales to Europe.
The transition period ended on 31 December 2020. Since that date, trade volumes have been suppressed by the impact of COVID-19, EU exit, and wider global pressures. It may not be possible to separate out the impact of these individual elements on the UK’s trade with the EU, but it is clear that EU exit has had an impact, and that new border arrangements have added costs to business.
Brexit Opportunities Abound – Part 2 17/02/2022
Continuing the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, reminding him – he seems to need reminding – of the many new opportunities created by Brexit.
Ministers urged to fulfil promise of new facilities, as desperate drivers forced to ‘s*** in bushes’.
Food bank charity Trussell Trust warns rise in prices will lead to more families relying on grocery handouts 16/02/2022
Three food parcels are handed out to struggling households every minute, as Tesco boss warns worst of supermarket price rises are ‘yet to come’.
“We drive 44-tonne killing machines. We are professionals, and in Europe we are treated like professionals, but in the UK we aren’t.”
Shippers are “sleepwalking” towards the changeover of the UK’s customs infrastructure and need to “wake up” rather than seek to saddle HMRC with the blame for their failings, say freight specialists.
The A20 runs through Dover town directly to the docks and it is right next to the small community of Aycliffe
Britain’s departure from the European Union has brought higher costs, more red tape and border delays for businesses, and not yet delivered promised benefits, a public spending watchdog said Wednesday.