Government pledges more Brexit funds for Kent


Dover, UK: The government has promised Kent County Council an extra £20m to help mitigate the threat of disruption and delays on the roads after Brexit.

The Road Haulage Association welcomed the move: “It’s clear that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and his team have grasped the importance of a contingency plan to tackle congestion in Kent, post-Brexit,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett.

“The plans for Manston Airport and the implementation of border readiness checks to ensure drivers comply with Operation Brock are of course encouraging. However, we are still in the dark as regards clarity over the actual border crossing requirements.

“Hauliers and the logistics industry as a whole need to be fully prepared for unfamiliar customs and borders paperwork. It’s absolutely vital to the UK economy, and in particular the people of Kent that lorries continue to flow freely both into and out of the UK after 31 October.”

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