The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 8 January 2021.
This government said it was prepared for a smooth transition – but instead major carriers like DPD are left wrangling with completely overwhelmed systems without any help.
As well as consumers, this impacts on British companies large to small – from carriers like DPD to the many small, independent businesses already under such huge strain trying to sell across Europe.
This government seems to prefer throwing taxpayer money at expensive consultants over listening to experienced businesses and offering them the practical, common sense support they need – like a helpline that functions when they’re operating.
This government can talk the talk, but clearly can’t walk the walk when it comes to supporting British businesses.