After many months of uncertainty, the announcement that the United Kingdom is to leave the EU with a deal comes as welcome news.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “There are, of course, many details to be finalised and confirmed but UK traders and hauliers, dependent upon trouble-free access to the Irish Republic and continental Europe will still be hit by vast amounts of new paperwork processes and of course border checks.
“What we do know is that there will be no 10% tariff on new lorries and that is both welcome and a relief..
“However, with only one week to go until the transition period ends on 31 December, it’s essential that we have a six-month implementation period. The British economy cannot afford for UK and EU hauliers and traders to begin 2021 with an ill-prepared journey into the unknown.”