RHA and logistics leaders urge ministers over border chaos

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The RHA and logistics industry leaders have called for an urgent government meeting over Brexit.

Logistics industry leaders and the RHA, have sent a letter to Michael Gove warning that supply chains face severe disruption on January 1st, amid concerns of the government’s “slow progress” on key infrastructure to keep goods moving across borders.

Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA said: “There are a range of critical issues the Chancellor, Michael Gove and the Transport Secretary need to address ranging from the SmartFreight app and other untried and untested IT systems, to the lack of customs agents and clear processes for tackling the mountain of red tape traders will face.

“The Government’s pace is simply too slow on this and that’s why we – the people who run the UK’s supply chain – need an urgent meeting with those at the top of Government dealing with Brexit preparations.”

The group has called for a meeting with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Transport.

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