'The Covid veil, now almost completely lifted, has revealed the challenges still faced by exporters struggling with customs and paperwork challenges and other Brexit constraints putting off overseas customers'
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Years after Britain quit the European Union, its businesses are still suffering from lower sales as red tape makes it harder to export to the 27-nation bloc.
A Brexit border control post in Holyhead is set to shrink under plans for a lighter touch system using more data and technology. In May, the UK Government delayed introducing more checks on EU goods entering the UK for the fourth time over fears it will impact supply chains and add to rising inflation.
British Chambers of Commerce urges government to ‘cut red tape on UK-EU goods movements’.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Brexit border check delays trigger 'unavoidable' redundancies at Hull's port health authority 14/09/2022
People employed to deal with new border checks in Hull which were subsequently shelved by the government have been made redundant, it has been revealed.
Brexit red tape causing holiday luggage delays with suitcases held up by EU customs checks 09/08/2022
Unexpected hold-ups in EU destinations have hit baggage delivery services where travellers send luggage ahead to avoid airport queues.
Over half of businesses hit by Brexit 09/08/2022
Regulatory burdens have seen over half of businesses hit by Brexit (54%) across the country, new figures show.
European Commission says failure to apply customs rules in Northern Ireland “significantly increases the risk of smuggling”.
"If you’re a festival organiser in Barcelona, British bands will be at the bottom of your list" - UK acts playing Euro festivals have nearly halved post-Brexit, estimates report 21/07/2022
Freedom of movement and customs woes to blame, says campaign body.
Repeated delays in implementing Brexit border controls mean that the state-of-the-art facility at Hull is standing empty, at great expense. / It cost £15.3mn to build and should have started being used earlier this month. Instead, the new state-of-the-art border control post (BCP) at Hull’s King George Dock stands empty...
‘Waste of everyone’s time’: New government video sets out Brexit paperwork mountain [4 mins] 19/07/2022
Guide makes mockery of Boris Johnson’s 2020 claim that UK and EU would ‘do even more business’.
UK ports threaten legal action after spending millions on 'white elephant' post-Brexit border control posts 10/07/2022
Ports are seeking compensation for the facilities, which were meant to carry out the government's new post-Brexit checks but have been put on hold until the end of next year. / Ports across the country are threatening the government with legal action unless compensation is paid to cover the millions of pounds they've spent building new border control posts.
Brexit: Inside Portsmouth's new £25m ‘white elephant’ border control post sitting empty after government’s inspection U-turn leaves city council absorbing ‘phenomenal cost’ 05/07/2022
PORTSMOUTH’S newly built £25m, two-acre border control post has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by port bosses following an ‘appalling’ government U-turn.
Portsmouth City Council, which operates the Portsmouth International Port, is still footing the bill despite delayed customs checks. / Boris Johnson’s government has left Portsmouth’s local council holding the bag on a nearly £8 million loan it took out to build a giant warehouse to conduct post-Brexit border checks that may now never be used.
Portsmouth International Port said it was required by the Government to create the £25 million site which remains unused.
Goods and services exported to bloc affected by return of customs border, EU commissioner says.
Dan Snow’s ‘real-world example of Brexit making things more expensive, inefficient, difficult and less enjoyable’ 27/06/2022
"The next time some Brexit grandee dials it in from Provence to assure the Today Programme that all is well, report them to the Excise, for not doing the paperwork for their phone, that'll reverse Brexit."
The government spent £21 million buying farmland near Dover for a post-Brexit customs checkpoint which has now been axed.
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
EU Commission rejects UK’s new legislation and launches legal action against Britain.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.
Fresh from scandals and an attempted ousting, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest plan is to tear up key parts of a post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland he made himself less than three years ago.
The UK’s plan to rip up Brexit trade rules slammed for being in ‘clear breach’ of international law 14/06/2022
The U.K. government has pushed ahead with controversial plans to unilaterally override post-Brexit trade rules, ratcheting up the risk of a trade war as the European Union prepares to take retaliatory legal action.