British businesses trading with EU countries face three possible outcomes if the UK chooses to withdraw – the so-called Brexit option – in the referendum on 23 June. These alternatives can be dubbed the Norway, Switzerland and China scenarios.
Major new international rules will come into force on 1st July 2016 which require a container’s weight to be verified by prescribed methods before it can be loaded onto a ship.
Such is the present government’s enthusiasm for apprenticeship schemes that companies that take on and train apprentices will soon be able to receive up to £28,000 per year in grants and subsidies.
This year’s Multimodal Show at the NEC promises to be even better than that of previous years. The range of products and services on show expands year on year covering all the modes of transport and products provided to the freight and logistics industry.
The battle lines have been drawn and in less than four months from now Britain could start the process of separating itself from the European Union (EU).