Day: July 11, 2020

Traders fear chaos on Brexit front line over the long haul

Hannon Transport, which has bases in Northern Ireland, the Republic, the Netherlands and France, is likewise incorporating customs help into its offering. Donard McCann, who manages Brexit preparations for the company, says the choice was a matter of survival: “If our customers don’t have products to move, we won’t have trucks to move.”

Like the smaller hauliers, Clare Guinness, who until August last year was chief executive of Warrenpoint, the province’s second-biggest port, cautions that smaller ports will not have the resources to compete with Belfast Harbour from January.

“Because of Warrenpoint’s location on the border, because the destination of

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Travelodge sites under threat from rival operator

Up to 40 Travelodges could shut as landlords plot to replace them with a serviced apartment firm after being forced to accept rent cuts.

The sites’ owners are in talks with Room2, part of family-owned property firm Lamington Group, which is seeking to launch a low-cost version of its “hometel” concept that combines services apartments with some add-ons usually found in a hotel. 

Discussions began after a bitter row between Travelodge and landlords, which culminated in a radical restructuring agreed last month.

The company voluntary arrangement forced some landlords to accept steep rent cuts until 2021. Property owners can break

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Spanish finance minister hits out after Ireland wins another top job

Mr Donohue has strongly criticised deficits and increases in government spending.

He also opposes a potential EU digital sales tax on tech titans such as Amaon, which Ms Calvino vocally supported. Ireland hosts the European operations for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players due to its low taxes.

Mr Donohue said: “I’m deeply conscious that the citizens of Europe are looking at where their national economies now stand, are looking at the European economy, and have become concerned, have become fearful again for their futures, for their jobs and for their incomes.

“As great as the challenges are, and I

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Deadline of 2025 to be set on culling Huawei kit

The Culture Secretary is poised to ­announce a 2025 deadline to strip ­Huawei from the UK’s 5G network.

On Tuesday, Oliver Dowden will make a statement in the House of Commons where he will discuss the future of the Chinese giant in Britain’s telecoms infrastructure.

Ministers have indicated that they want Huawei’s hardware removed from the network within five years.

Tory MPs have pressed Boris Johnson to speed up the process to 2023. However, BT and Vodafone warned of widespread mobile phone blackouts unless they were given at least five years to strip out Huawei kit.

Andrea Dona, Vodafone UK

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