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As a company that has been operating trucks around Europe for many years, the issue of migrants attempting to access trailers in and around the Calais area is nothing new.
A year on from the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions by the EU and USA against Russia, the outlook remains uncertain for British companies who currently export there – and for those businesses that are seeking to expand into the country.
Every year in the UK, more than £30 billion worth of goods are moved by rail freight and our industry generates more than £1.5 billion in benefits for UK plc.
The news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However, in my opinion, the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over.
Every five years, companies pause their investment decisions while the nation decides which party will be in government. It puts the country’s economic recovery on hold, but having seen a Conservative majority win, confidence in the market has soared.