The Road Haulage Association for the UK says that the Yellowhammer document confirms its worst fears about the impact a no-deal Brexit will have on the supply chain.
The document predicts that business won’t be ready for a no-deal Brexit and trucks bound for the continent could be stuck in queues for up to two and a half days.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett says that the worst case planning assumptions come as no surprise and calls on the Government to do everything to prepare business for the UK’s exit. He says: “This is what we’ve been talking about for the last three years; we’ve been consistently warning that no deal will mean disruption at the border and across the supply chain as firms get to grips with unfamiliar processes.
“An increase in energy from the Government has been welcome but it needs to throw all its weight into minimising the impact leaving the EU without a deal will have on the economy.”