Brexit: Extra customs checks at ports could take place 'inland'

Brexit: Extra customs checks at ports could take place 'inland'
 

New customs checkpoints may need to be built "inland" at British ports to handle the increased workload after Brexit, a senior official has said.
Karen Wheeler said new infrastructure would be needed to "facilitate" customs controls and it would be up to ports to decide where to locate them.
But space was tight at some ports so they might have be inland, she added.
Labour's Meg Hillier said this "revelation" would be alarming news for cash-strapped councils in port towns.
Ministers say they do not want to see major changes to the UK's customs or immigration... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Politics, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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