According to a leading specialist in cloud-based logistics, barely a quarter (23%) of UK supply chain managers have high confidence in their ability to cope with the extra administrative burden of Brexit.
According to Logistics UK, it has been told that the Government’s much anticipated SMART Freight system is unlikely to be ready by the end of the year, with the BETA version only anticipated for launch in mid-December.
We reported in July that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was seeking views on the Government’s white paper on protecting the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market (see Views sought on UK internal market).
Discussions between senior UK trade officials and the chief negotiators from all 11 members of the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) have been opened to discuss potential UK accession.
The Government has launched a new Hands, Face, Space public information campaign to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors this winter which may be useful to managers undertaking their own ill-health prevention planning in workplaces as the colder seasons begin.