A Horsforth-based logistics expert is urging businesses to continue preparing for a no-deal Brexit.

Adam Johnson, director of Tudor International Freight welcomed the law which will force the Prime Minister to seek a deferral of the UK’s departure from the EU, if no withdrawal agreement is in place or MPs haven’t authorised a no-deal Brexit by October 19.

But he warned: “Even in the absence of a General Election, a UK departure without a withdrawal agreement could still occur as early as October 31, as any application for an extension has to be approved by all 27 other EU member states, which is not a certain outcome.”

He urged businesses to continue plans for a no-deal Brexit, even though they might be time-consuming and expensive.