Brexit: Lorry Drivers Will Need a Permit to Enter Kent After Transition Period



BBC News

Truck drivers will need a permit to enter Kent after the Brexit transition period ends, the government has said.

The announcement comes after a letter from cabinet minister Michael Gove warned that queues 7,000-trucks-long could clog up roads around the port of Dover and Channel Tunnel.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Gove said the Kent Access Permit system would be enforced by police and using cameras.

It is intended to ensure drivers have all the paperwork they need, he said.

Mr Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responsible for no-deal planning, wrote to logistics groups with the government’s “reasonable worst-case scenario” planning for when the UK leaves the EU’s single market and customs union rules on 1 January.

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