The Department for Transport went ahead with a £13.8 million no-deal Brexit ferry contract despite its assessment that the firm involved was “a high-risk proposition”, a Government spending watchdog has reported.
Theresa May continues to have full confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman has said.
Ticket prices on some ferry services could be increased to help mitigate high demand at peak times, the Transport Secretary has said.
Plans to launch nine new passenger ferries on UK and Ireland routes shows the industry is “continuing to thrive”, a trade body has claimed.
Theresa May has spoken with European leaders over Christmas but “there is still more work to do” just nine days before her key Brexit deal returns to the Commons for a key vote that will shape the UK’s future.
Questions are being asked about the Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit after it emerged a £13.8 million contract to run extra ferries has been handed to a company with no ships and which has not previously operated a service.
Questions have been raised over the Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit, after it emerged a £13.8 million contract to run extra ferries has been handed to a company with no ships which has not previously operated a service.
A Government department has spent more than £100 million on ferries to ease potential problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Ferry services are to receive a funding boost to help improve accessibility for passengers, the Scottish Government has announced.
Ferry operators are anticipating high winds will force cancellations to North-east services.