The UK government has allocated GB£705 million funding to build borders facilities at the country’s ports. The British Ports Association said the funding will assist in infrastructure systems, jobs and technology on the back of Brexit.
Richard Ballantyne, chief executive at the British Ports Association, told the media, “These are helpful measures designed to ease the new borders requirements which come into force next year. We are particularly grateful that the Government has listened and agreed to our requests to pay for new infrastructure both at ports and at inland sites. We look forward to reviewing the detail but this is an important first step to help limit the impacts of Britain’s departure from the EU.”
Furthermore, the British Ports Association said that the funding will facilitate construction of border facilities at ports. The association comprises a myriad of UK port operators. These operators include all the major ferry terminals as well.
Ballantyne added “The government is setting out its new Border Operating Model and a new publicity campaign for the freight sector and we look forward to discussing these with officials. About half of our trade is with the EU and so this is why we need to get the arrangements right.”