Bureaucratic Brexit checks have begun and are hitting British businesses when they’re at their most vulnerable 06/01/2022
Inflation is rising, worker shortages are grinding us down and consumers are hurting, but No.10 is introducing measures which will make the situation worse
From 1 January checks and paperwork will finally begin and EU exporters face a rude awakening.
Small businesses and the agri-food sector have been hardest hit by changes to trade following the implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) nearly a year ago, peers warn.
A new House of Lords report exposes the economic aftershocks of Brexit, highlights David Hencke.
French processors want UK value-added seafood products used as bargaining chip to settle Brexit fight 25/11/2021
French fishermen are threatening to block access to all UK seafood products, but processing companies are warning that blanket efforts against all UK raw material would be counter-productive.
The government confirmed the SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary) import controls would be introduced on a phased basis from 1 July in a bid to ensure both businesses and border inspectors are not overwhelmed initially.
The Brexit Benefit Myths 29/10/2021
The government and its supporters are beginning to claim 'benefits' of being outside the European Union some of which were always available to EU member states or, in other cases, are not benefits at all.
About one consignment in every 200 rejected due mostly to incomplete paperwork.
Vets Receive The Brexit Treatment 22/10/2021
Stephen Delahunty explores how Britain’s departure from the EU is increasing the demand for vets, while their numbers fall
Lord Frost told the Conservative conference that the ‘long bad dream’ of our EU membership is over but his is just beginning.
Industry warning of further festive store shelf shortages over Brexit supply chain concerns 02/09/2021
An industry warning has been issued that the UK faces further potential supermarket shelf shortages – including confectionery, snacks and bakery aisles, amid Brexit-related supply chain complications, reports Neill Barston.
Brexit impact ‘will get worse’ with supermarket shop to cost more and some EU products vanishing from shelves 21/09/2021
A leading customs expert who predicted the truck driver shortage and issues causes by the sea border in the Irish Sea believe delayed bureaucratic customs laws will lead to meats, fruit and vegetables from the EU being too costly to import.
Export health certificates on food from the EU will now only be needed from July 1 next year - instead of October 1 under previous plans - after a crisis of lost lorry drivers and empty shelves.
Labour leader accuses British prime minister of ‘reckless’ approach to peace process.
Haverhill Research Park business owner has called on the Government to act after being hit by a post-Brexit 37 per cent rise in the cost of importing goods 09/07/2021
A business owner left ‘horrified’ after seeing the cost of a single consignment of goods imported from the Netherlands rise by 37 per cent post-Brexit believes the Government needs to step in and address the issue.
Industry body says analysis of HMRC data shows structural rather than teething problems with Brexit.
Ireland urges Boris Johnson to 'very seriously consider' option to resolve Brexit Protocol tension 13/06/2021
The words follow the US easing the way for a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement by reassuring the UK it won't stop a trade deal.
But the UK’s departure means far-reaching changes for the Irish economy. We are already seeing signs of how things may shake out and the really fundamental changes it means for many businesses, for consumers and for trade.
The UK’s obsession with regulation autonomy has “strong implications", Luisa Santos said.
UK now has a more limited relationship than when it was inside the EU... These difficulties have manifested themselves in various forms of red tape and difficulties around SPS rules.
EU and UK locked in talks about food safety.
Brexit: is it sustainable? 08/07/2021
In January 2020, as Britain was about to exit the EU, a post appeared on the London School of Economics (LSE) blog musing about the mechanism and conditions that might apply if Britain ever wanted to re-join.
EU proposes the UK temporarily align on plant and animal rules to remove Irish Sea checks.
Legal experts at Walker Morris discuss what food businesses need to know about phases 2 and 3 of implementing checks at the Great Britain/EU border now the Brexit transition period has ended.
Both Teagasc and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue are confirming that Brexit will impact negatively on the quantities of seed potato that Irish growers can import from the UK.