UK DfT introduced a temporary extension to cabotage rules, which, following legislative changes came into effect on 28 October 2021.
The temporary additional cabotage rights being permitted will run for six months to 30 April 2022, and allow cabotage:
- within Great Britain (the exemption does not apply in Northern Ireland);
- for a period of 14 days, with the first day being when a laden entry into the United Kingdom was made, with no limitation during that period on the number of cabotage journeys permitted;
- to be undertaken by operators from any country, irrespective of whether they are in the EU, or covered by an ECMT or bilateral permit arrangement.
More information can be found in this policy paper published on gov.uk and in the open letter attached.
Source: UK DfT