No-deal Brexit could trigger coach crisis: CPT
The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has expressed huge concern about the treatment of international coach operations in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Commenting on papers published by the Government on 24 September Steven Salmon, CPT’s Director of Policy Development said: “CPT is extremely disappointed that the Government has not seen fit to ensure that passenger movements into and across Europe can continue if we leave the EU without a deal. I have been discussing the implications of Brexit on our members who operate coach holidays and tours, educational trips and intercity services into Europe for many months and very much regret that the Government has taken this position.”
Steven continued: “A number of important questions remain unanswered in the no-deal scenario, such as whether British coach drivers will need working visas or work permits. We will continue to engage at the highest level with officials up to 29 March next year, and beyond. CPT supports the Government in its efforts to reach a deal with the EU which will enable our members to continue to trade and offer the services their passengers currently enjoy.”
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