How the Brexit deal will affect supply chains

30 December 2020 – Modern manufacturing depends heavily on fast supply chains offering ‘just in time’ delivery of components, often across multiple borders. The Brexit deal agreed on 24 December will have a significant impact on how goods are manufactured in the UK and the EU. While the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (1,245 / 8MB PDF)…

Shortage of customs experts could lead to severe delays at border ‘in both directions’

11 November 2020 – It is estimated that there is a shortage of at least 5,000 customs agents but HMRC calls on firms to help boost numbers with end of transition period just seven weeks away Thousands of UK companies could be prevented from exporting to the Europe from January due to an acute shortage…