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FREIGHT BUSINESS JOURNAL ISSUE 7 2019


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Pall-Ex founder and Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey is to sell Pall-Ex Group to its management and network membership in the UK and Europe. The acquisition, believed to be the fi rst of its kind, is described


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Brexit could lead to delays to freight and increased smuggling of goods and people, according to a National Audit Offi ce report published on 16 October, barely two weeks before the offi cial date on which the UK is due to leave the European Union. NAO says that the government


Europa breaks ground in Corby


Are you in? Hilary Devey to off er Pall-Ex to its members


as “a unique opportunity” for members to be involved in the development of the pallet delivery network. The management team has also committed to shares in the company but share ownership will be available to the entire UK


membership and its International partners. Devey, who started Pall-Ex in


1996, has decided to step away from the day-to-day running of the business aſt er almost 25 years, but she will continue to work with the new owners in an ambassador role to help develop international services and the European partner network.


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accepts that the border would be ‘less than optimal’ for some time aſt er Brexit, with delays for goods, increased opportunities for tax and regulatory non-compliance. The report said: “It is likely


that organised criminals and others would quickly exploit any perceived weaknesses,


gaps or inconsistencies in the enforcement regime. The government acknowledges that some of the arrangements that it has put in place to facilitate fl ow at the border, including easements such as Transitional Simplifi ed Procedures, and the arrangements for the Northern


Ireland and Ireland land border are not intended to remain in place in the long-term and would not be sustainable.” The report also warned


that testing of potentially vital systems had not taken place. While the Department for


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