With a little under six months left before the Brexit Transition period expires, HMRC appears to be facing a crunch to get the proposed Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS) in place in time. The system is intended to allow companies and hauliers to declare goods ahead of reaching the border, allowing for a smoother flow of traffic at ports such as Dover.
Seeing as France already has a system built and tested, Tim Reardon, head of the EU Exit at the Port of Dover says “…it’s not impossible.” However he also says that HMRC could simply buy a license for the French system to expedite the process.
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MP’s have already been warning for some time now that the current shortage of heavy goods drivers in the UK is a ‘ticking time-bomb’ under the UK’s economic recovery. With some figure placing the shortfall at 60,000 drivers and with projections raising this to 257,000 drivers by 2022 the problem is a large and looming one.
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The FTA has written an article about many far reaching issues and concerns that face the industry with the rising possibility of a No-Deal Brexit. And in light of the planned scenario’s leaked in this weekend’s report (Sunday Times – Link), we at TMC Assist ask you to take a close read of the article here.