'Significant' ports cash for Solihull as UK readies to leave the EU - The Solihull Observer

'Significant' ports cash for Solihull as UK readies to leave the EU

Solihull Editorial 18th Nov, 2020   0

SOLIHULL Council is to receive a ‘significant’ share of more than £1million to help smooth the transition as the United Kingdom leave the European Union.

In all the Government has allocated £10m nationwide for major port areas as Brexit Day looms at the end of this year.

The news comes as HM Revenue & Customs prepares a lorry park capable of taking 198 juggernauts at Birmingham Airport, a key point of entry and exit into the country.

The cash is designed to will help councils prepare for changes at the border, bolstering local plans to ensure operations can continue to run smoothly at the end of the transition period.

The money comes on top of £704million Government investment into the UK’s borders, including £470 million for port infrastructure.

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP said: “Our ports are crucial to our local economies and we’re backing key port areas across the Midlands with over £1 million to support their planning for the end of the transition period.

“This money will support local plans to manage traffic, maintain road and deliver key services for surrounding communities.

“We continue to engage with local areas on what support they may need to ensure an orderly end to the transition period.”


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