Logistics businesses need to test new Border Operating Model

Wednesday 05 April 2023

Speaking at the publication of the government’s consultation on its new Border Target Operating Model today (5 April 2023), Nichola Mallon, Head of Trade at Logistics UK said: 


“Our members share the government’s ambition to create the most effective border in the world, which facilitates trade to and from the EU. However, as always, the devil will be in the detail in the new proposals, and it is vital that the government and business continue to test the model to ensure it is fit for purpose.  


“Business will need as much time as possible to prepare for a new trading regime and Logistics UK will be keeping dialogue open with the Cabinet Office and HMRC during the consultation period to provide constructive feedback and shape the final outcome. Our members will be studying the proposals closely over the next six weeks to ensure the plans will enable logistics businesses to deliver for customers and the UK economy as a whole.”

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.