UK insists new regime for EU imports will go ahead as planned in coming days

The introduction of new physical checks at the border is set to begin on April 30, but there are fears of new delays

British businesses are braced for new physical checks on EU imports from the end of April. Picture: Getty

The British government has insisted that the roll-out of health and safety checks on imports from the EU will go ahead as planned from the end of this month, despite speculation that they may be delayed again.

UK businesses are being warned not to ditch preparations for the roll-out of the checks.

Business leaders have urged small firms not to divert from the official advice issued by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural ...