That's going to 'incentivise' the desire to trade with the UK!
'Hauliers waiting for their paperwork to clear during Brexit custom checks face a £50 ($6 an hour fine.
'Truckers have been told that from 1 February, after the first two hours of waiting at the nine sites for the green light, they will be charged £50.
'The move is to minimise disruption at the ports, as hauliers wait for their paperwork to clear at special “inland border facilities.”
'Since 1 January, the new Brexit system and sheer volumes of the paperwork is said to have caused confusion and delays at borders.
'Meanwhile, truckers have said they are experiencing waits often far longer than two hours, and have said they already face extra charges.'
Truckers have been told that from 1 February, after the first two hours of waiting at the nine sites for the green light, they will be charged £50.uk.news.yahoo.com
Shame you missed out this bit:
But HMRC defended the planned charges, saying they would not be levied if checks take over two hours, but hauliers have raised questions on how this would be enforced.
“If hauliers remain onsite without a legitimate need then charges will be applicable in line with arrangements currently operated at ports,” a HMRC spokesman said.
In other words, if hauliers have their paperwork in order, no fine. If they have no paperwork or it reads like a Higgs Bosun post, and they clog up the roads they get fined.
Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.