A Morley businessman has spoken out against new EU legislation that is having a damaging impact on his firm.
John Kenworthy, sales director at Gablesea Glass Fibre Ltd, which trades under the name of its produce - Truck Roofs, says that a new directive regarding type approval for vehicles has put an unreasonable financial burden on most of the company’s customers, eight of which have already been put out of business.
Mr Kenworthy raised his concerns with Transport Minister Robert Goodwill on his recent visit to the company’s factory, on Howley Park Industrial Estate. He said: “The cost of this type approval means that very soon we will have nobody to supply to.
“We’re hoping that Mr Goodwill will be able to do something to make it easier for businesses like us because we do fear for our future.”
Mr Goodwill told the Observer & Advertiser that he would raise the issue with colleagues in parliament and said he was “hopeful” of finding a solution.