UK Ports: Prevention of Disruption over Christmas Period

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th December 2021.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

My right hon. Friend makes an important point. The Government and HMRC have taken significant action to ensure that hauliers and carriers are ready. HMRC has weekly meetings with strategic operators. It has conducted webinars for well over 1,000 haulage businesses and it sends monthly emails to more than 14,000 hauliers on the next steps. I appreciate that it might be that big businesses are more ready than small businesses, but we have done work there as well. I am very pleased to have met the Federation of Small Businesses about two weeks ago to discuss these issues.