Last updated 30th October 2019
As we approach 31st January 2020, the date when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, we will continue to monitor Brexit negotiations extremely closely, and will engage with you, our customers, as appropriate, when we understand whether the outcome is to leave with a deal or no deal, and the subsequent impacts that will have across our industry. Our firm intention is to adapt our processes as needed and follow any relevant new legislation in full consultation with our customers.
In any scenario, we do not currently anticipate any interruption to our UK-wide logistics work, including same day and overnight deliveries. We also believe the impact on the courier fleet will be extremely limited, as only a small percentage of current couriers contracting with us are EU nationals.
Preparations for international shipments following Brexit
Consequences and outcome of Brexit negotiations remains unclear if there is a ‘No Deal’ scenario, meaning businesses are required to plan for unpredictable outcomes when it comes to international movements. In the event of a ‘No Deal’ scenario, the most likely outcome is that all goods between the UK and Europe will be subject to customs clearance.
- Congestion at ports and the knock on to road linehaul services are widely predicted to be impacted for a significant period
- Deliveries sent via Air services may require an earlier collection due to extra processing time owing to customs requirements
- We don't expect to see any travel disruption for our SameDay services in the South East of England but will monitor any areas where lorries are being held or are experiencing delays and will ensure our couriers are advised of potential alternative routes