At Vrio we want to inform you of everything you need to travel with confidence to and from the UK from January 2021.

At Vrio, we are monitoring the situation very closely and are in contact with various legal firms who will assist with the legal recovery process in Germany once this has been clearly defined.

Check your route in advance and allow sufficient extra time for your journey. Route planning software will often provide live traffic updates to help you understand if your specific journey will be impacted by adverse traffic or weather conditions.

As the politicians in London and Brussels continue to make very slow progress about the future shape of Britain’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, many important questions remain unanswered on a number of fronts and how we transition out of the “transition period”.

During the first half of the year we have faced a pandemic which has resulted in everything from mobility restrictions, changes in supply patterns, changes in social and work patterns, a significant drop in economic activity… the list goes on and on.

Cargo theft is not only very common, it is also very big business for organized criminals and gangs. Cargo thefts from supply chains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) more than doubled to 8,548 incidents in 2019 and product loss totaled over €137 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA).

The items that disappear the most are branded clothing, alcohol, tobacco, electronics equipment, and medicines.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are vital to the future sustainability of the transport sector. With a focus on increasing road safety and tackling Europe’s growing emission and congestion problems, they can make transport safer, more efficient, and more sustainable by applying various information and communication technologies to all modes of passenger and freight transport. Moreover, the integration of existing technologies can create new services. ITS are key to support jobs and growth in the transport sector of the future.

Transport companies across Europe have been widely anticipating the outcome and decision on the new regulatory package that will fundamentally change the rules of the transport market.

Despite women occupying over 45% of all jobs in the EU, the percentage of women working in the transport sector is substantially less with numbers as low as 13% of the jobs in the road transport sector for example currently occupied by females. These numbers indicate the extent of the challenge that the transport sector faces in attracting more women to the many skilled and less skilled positions available despite the number of benefits that women bring to the workplace.

When the agreed Brexit transition period between the UK and Europe comes to an end on the 31st December 2020, the UK will no longer form any part of the EU tax regime, unless in the very unlikely event that both sides decide and agree to extend the transition period.