Arguments over Freeports worrying the industry

22 September 2021

The British Ports Association (BPA) has expressed alarm at the continuing failure of the UK and Scottish Governments to agree a unified approach to the establishment of Freeports (branded “greenports” by the Scottish Government) in Scotland.

Exports support for farmers and the food and drink industry

21 September 2021

We reported earlier this week that the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) had highlighted that sales outside the EU were not balancing the losses since the UK left the Union (see Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets).

New fibre optic technology could help prevent subsidence

21 September 2021

An HS2 construction site is currently testing a potentially far-reaching fibre optic technology that can sense minute ground movements in embankments and cuttings and could help prevent land slips while detecting the formation of sink holes.

Bus shelters to help boost 5G roll out

21 September 2021

Mobile network operators will get easier access to bus shelters, lampposts and other street furniture to speed up the roll out of next-generation, ultrafast 5G technology under a new government trial.

Import border controls must be resolved

21 September 2021

The UK Government and the EU have been at odds over the Northern Ireland Protocol for most of this year with the Government’s latest move being to delay the previously agreed implementation date for some of the new border controls.