brexit impact on businesses

The current HGV driver shortage is one of the most significant challenges facing the transport sector, with an estimated deficit of 59,000 drivers. Reasons given for the shortfall include an ageing workforce, low unemployment and difficulties in attracting younger people into the industry; however, a significant and growing reason includes a reduction in EU net migration, specifically in response to the UK’s proposed immigration policy changes, post-Brexit. We are not immune to these pressures at Acclaim, with our team of drivers including several EU nationals who will be affected by the policy changes resulting from Brexit.

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It is not uncommon for news articles to be published focusing on the chaos caused by HGV drivers attempting to drive on country lanes. In recent years, the number of issues reported has increased, with an equal rise in calls from the public to penalise those that break traffic regulations. For hauliers like us, this…

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As proud sponsors of Isle of Wight Speedway team, the Wightlink Warriors, we were delighted to hear that 2019 is shaping up to be their best season yet! The Warriors’ National League side has done incredibly well so far this year, winning the Cliff Peasley trophy in a high-profile meeting against Oxford and the Silver…

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For the transport and logistics industry there has been endless speculation on how Brexit will impact the way we trade with the EU, with potential repercussions cited across all areas of the supply chain. Although Brexit discussions are ongoing, the FTA has reminded logistics businesses not to be ‘lulled into a sense of complacency’. A…

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