Cross-Channel freight could plunge by up to 87 per cent in a no deal scenario

Mail Online | 1/22/2019 | Daniel Martin, Policy Editor For The Daily Mail
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Freight trade across the English Channel could plunge by between 75 and 87 per cent if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the Border Force has warned.

And a business minister said No Deal would be 'an absolute disaster', adding that he feared both Jaguar and Mini could close their factories.

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An internal Border Force report on no-deal contingency plans found the slump in trade could last six months, Sky News reported.

The report said France was likely to cause delays by imposing tougher customs checks.

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It said: 'The reasonable worst case flow through the Short Straits is reduced to between 13 and 25 per cent of current capacity for a period of three to six months.'

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