RSP wishes to confirm the details of a recent Freedom of Information Act disclosure to the BBC.

The Department for Transport has agreed to pay RSP compensation for the use of the Manston site as a post Brexit customs clearance post for the first six months of this year. In addition, the DfT will pay a further amount to cover the cost of site reinstatement following their departure from Manston. The operation of the site during this period is in the hands of Manston’s former owners who have their own separate agreement with the DfT.

All monies received from the DfT will be re-invested in the Manston project with the object of making up for time lost due to the DfT’s occupation.