Brexit and transport

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Series Details No.7633 (07.11.18)
Publication Date 07/11/2018
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This House of Commons Library briefing paper discussed some of the pertinent issues in the four main transport policy areas: aviation, railways, roads and road-based public transport, and maritime.

Some of the pertinent issues were:

+ State aid
+ Passenger rights & compensation
+ Airspace change and Single European Sky
+ Cheap flights
+ A new runway in the South East
+ General aviation
+ Rail interoperability/technical standards
+ Rail renationalisation
+ HS2
+ Rail fares
+ Road haulage
+ Driver licensing and testing
+ Vehicle standards
+ Blue Badges
+ Ports

Further information

Select committees across both Houses of Parliament had produced reports on Brexit and its potential impacts on various aspects of transport policy and had taken evidence from ministers about the Government’s priorities.

To date it was probably fair to say that the most attention had been given to the impact of Brexit on air travel, particularly the low-cost market between the UK and the EU27 and how UK-licensed airlines, which operated across the EU, would be affected by the UK’s possible exit from the European Common Aviation Area. The Department for Transport had indicated that this was a priority for them, along with international freight transport. A Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill was currently before Parliament to make provision about the international transport of goods by road in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

In the November 2018 edition of the guide it explained what preparations were being made for exit in the form of secondary legislation and what the Government had said about the implications of a possible ‘no deal’ in the technical notices it began to publish in August 2018.

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Related Links
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
ESO: Find more information in ESO on Brexit and transport

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