'Serious disruption and delay' feared at Channel next month

'Serious disruption and delay' feared at Channel next month

There is a “risk of serious disruption and delay” at channel crossings after the Brexit transition period ends at the end of the month, MPs said. In a scathing assessment of how ministers had planned this momentous event, the influential Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) questioned the level of preparation…

Warning of disruption at UK borders from the end of this year

Warning of disruption at UK borders from the end of this year

The end of the Brexit transition period could lead to “significant disruption” at UK borders, the boss of a haulage industry body has warned. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA), told MPs that ministers have a “self-belief in their own rhetoric at the moment that everything…

Thunderstorms set to continue after causing disruption across the UK

Thunderstorms set to continue after causing disruption across the UK

Severe weather alerts remain in place for much of the UK with thunderstorms predicted to continue to bring disruption amid scorching temperatures. Yellow thunder warnings have been issued for much of England, Wales, parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland, with the potential for lightning, heavy rainfall and hail on…

Drug firms told to stockpile medicines amid fears of Brexit disruption

Drug firms told to stockpile medicines amid fears of Brexit disruption

Drug companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of medicines to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has advised. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to suppliers urging them to prioritise boosting reserves. The letter, published online on Monday, reiterates…