The BVRLA has joined the Road Haulage Association and other key industry bodies to write to the Rt Hon Michael Gove over the growing concern from the logistics sector about the Government’s preparedness for the end of the EU Exit transition period.
To have a functional and effective border that allows goods to flow from 1 January 2021, the group has called for an urgent roundtable meeting with government to address the significant gaps in the current state of preparedness.
If these issues are not addressed, UK business and the supply chain will be severely disrupted.
The main areas of concern that need to be discussed include grant funding, current UK and EU readiness, IT and systems, haulier readiness, physical border infrastructure, border inspection and timescales.
The COVID pandemic has demonstrated to both government and the general public the importance of a free-flowing supply chain and with transition occurring at the same time as a potential second COVID spike it is critical that the supply chain is protected.