Give hauliers a Brexit break says RHA

Give hauliers a Brexit break says RHA

24 Mar 2020 Posted By Josh Reynolds

24th March 2020

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has written to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP to call for an extension to the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU.

Commenting, he said: “As things stand right now, the Coronavirus outbreak means that we are simply not in a position to give the complexity of future trade arrangements with the EU the necessary focus.

“We have always maintained a neutral stance as regards our relationship with the EU and this request is not trying to prolong the government’s plans – which we fully endorse.”

The UK’s road transport industry must be completely focused on supporting the unprecedented demand that has been placed on the supply chain and ensuring that the flow of critical goods – food and medical supplies – are maintained throughout this crisis.”

Concluding, Richard Burnett said: “Preparing for our exit on 1st January 2021 was always going to be a challenge for government, operators and stakeholders. The current climate makes the ability to negotiate, agree and manage new trading arrangements impossible”.

-ENDS-

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