What happens to haulage if Britain leaves the EU?

Transport expert, Joanne Witheford, comments on this article for Commercial Motor.

While we can look forward to a golden/dark age ahead for the UK if we leave/stay according to the campaign groups, the truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

A report by Capital Economics on behalf of Woodford Investment Management states: “Although the impact of Brexit on the British economy is uncertain, we doubt that Britain’s long-term economic outlook hinges on it.”

Open Europe has produced a range – based on deregulation, success of trade deals and so on – that stretches from a 2.2% GDP drop if the UK exits to a 1.6% GDP jump by 2030. The point being, it’s likely to be a marginal effect in reality.

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Joanne Witheford

Senior Solicitor - Deputy Head of Road Haulage & Logistics

I am a regulatory lawyer specialising in health and safety, manslaughter defence and road transport law.