The construction of the inspection facilities was ordered by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Thérèse Coffey following the signing of the Windsor Framework.
The Government has delayed plans for a fourth time to impose further checks on EU goods entering the UK as Jacob Rees-Mogg admitted the move would cost £1bn.
The £25m port facility was built to fit government plans but stands empty while new border strategy is delayed.
There is uncertainty over whether new facilities will be built at Cairnryan Port to check goods coming from the Republic of Ireland and wider EU via Northern Ireland.
Tens of millions pounds from the fund meant to help revive high streets in deprived towns is instead being pumped into the Kent port to tackle Brexit-fuelled delays.
The UK’s final post-Brexit border checks will cost food importers hundreds of millions of pounds under the government’s own internal estimates, adding to upward pressure on inflation.
Britain’s food inflation is already at a 45-year high and businesses worry new red tape will make matters worse. / A new system of border checks on goods arriving from Europe is expected to force rocketing U.K. food prices even higher as businesses grapple with hundreds of millions of pounds in extra fees.
The UK economy is yet to feel the worst impacts of Britain’s divorce from the European Union, senior business leaders said, in spite of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s recent efforts to smooth relations with the bloc.
The men behind Trussonomics and Brexit, the two great man-made catastrophes of recent years, are to be honoured for their ‘great work’.
The UK leg of the Orient Express has been scrapped due to Brexit border controls, according to a report.
For nearly a century, the Orient Express symbolised the height of wealth and extravagance in Europe. / Belmond, the company that runs today’s VSOE, has now decided to drop this leg of the route because it has become too difficult to cross the border to Calais, in France, because of Brexit.
The BBC’s Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines whether post-Brexit border checks were to blame for disruption at the Port of Dover at the weekend and to what extent.
Target Operating Model is ‘bitter pill to swallow’, says trade group. / BPA wants government to pick up most of the tab for ‘white elephant’ facilities, which on some estimates have left ports out of pocket.
New plans for post-Brexit border checks on goods coming into the UK will deter many EU suppliers and push up food prices, a trade body has said.
Post-Brexit border checks coming this year will drive up prices and cause shortages, Government warned 05/04/2023
Ministers have revealed details of the inspections regime which has been repeatedly delayed and is designed to avoid excessive disruption to businesses.
The UK government has delayed putting in place checks on goods four times after it agreed to do so with the EU as part of its post-Brexit trade agreement.
'These are the consequences': Travel Editor says Brexit is to blame for massive queues at Dover [2 mins] 01/04/2023
When we voted to leave the EU we signed up to such queues and delays at the border, says The Independent's Simon Calder.
Brexit food trade: Almost half a billion pounds of UK taxpayers’ cash spent on unused inspection sites 21/03/2023
At least £466m was spent constructing and running seven Inland Border Facilities – but Government then ripped up its policy amid fears of food shortages.
British operator ‘extremely disappointed’ as French rival wins post-Brexit border contract 07/03/2023
A French company has won the contract for post-Brexit border checks, in a blow to hopes that domestic businesses would be prioritised in public procurement.
Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, set to cost taxpayers £70 million 01/03/2023
The creation of a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 is likely to cost taxpayers a staggering £70 million, it has emerged.
Capacity issues caused by post-Brexit border controls and a shortage of border police are forcing Eurostar to leave thousands of seats unsold every day on its high-speed trains from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Gibraltar struggles with post-Brexit limbo 25/01/2023
Uncertain Brexit negotiations over a contested border, a troubled past, debates over sovereignty. It might sound familiar, but we're not talking about Northern Ireland.
Kent food and drink sector faces 'crisis' caused by Brexit, Covid, energy prices, staff and cost-of-living squeeze, warns Produced in Kent 26/01/2023
"Then in 2021 we had Brexit which led to a huge increase in paperwork both for importers and exporters and the cost of additional administration. There were transport issues, hold-ups at the border and additional staff pressures, most notably in the agricultural sector with seasonal labour.
Hundreds of seats left empty on London-Paris Eurostar trains due to Brexit passport checks 24/01/2023
ondon trains leave Amsterdam at least 78% empty because of constraints on UK border checks. / Thousands of seats are deliberately going unsold on Eurostar trains every day as the cross-Channel train operator struggles with post-Brexit passport controls.