In advance of March 29 when the UK was supposed to leave the EU, the Department for Transport (DfT) arranged contracts worth tens of millions of pounds to carry essential freight and goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Department for Transport has now cancelled the no-deal ferry contracts it signed at an estimated cost of about £50m to the taxpayer. Ferry companies have gone to considerable lengths to rearrange their schedules and shipping arrangements to accommodate the government – the consequence for DfT is that they have to accept that the termination clauses now apply – Sky News reports – read it in full.
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2 Apr 2020 02:00
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