The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
EU goods will face import controls from Jan 1 2021 after transition period ends, Michael Gove warns 11/02/2020
GOODS coming to Britain from the EU will face import controls from January 1 next year, Michael Gove has warned.
Tariffs: What Will a Cut Mean for You? 16/03/2019
The inclusion of cuts in the UK’s announcement of No-Deal Tariffs sent headline writers scrabbling up idiot mountain, each racing to beat the next and plant a flag at peak idiocy by claiming prices were going to plummet or skyrocket.
'I'm not opposed to tariff cuts, but this article ... Flatly misleading. Trade illiterate.' 07/02/2020
'I'm not opposed to tariff cuts, but this article which pretends tariffs are levied on the RETAIL price of a good and that consumers will see a 10% saving at the shops from a 10% tariff cut. / Flatly misleading. Trade illiterate.'
Boris Johnson 'refusing to be honest' about likely damage from Brexit, expert study warns 04/02/2020
Prime minister on course to strike only 'barest of bare bone deals' by end of 2020, think tank concludes - and failing to be upfront about 'trade-offs'.
Non-alignment with EU will mean ‘extra processes’ and not frictionless trade.
Scottish foods that are sold in Europe could be hit by a 50%-plus price hike following Brexit, it has been claimed.
Pascal Canfin says UK’s zero tariff demands will be rejected, amid conflicting messages.
Brussels firms up position and bloc’s unity before tough talks on future relationship with UK.
UK will lose market access if it ditches Brussels regulations, says EU chief Von der Leyen 22/01/2020
The UK’s access to the single market will be weakened if it does not continue to sign up to EU rules after Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen has said.
Single Market access essential to protect North East economy after Brexit - North East Local Enterprise Partnership 04/06/2018
The UK must ensure that it retains access to the Single Market, has an open trading regime and maintains a stable regulatory framework with the European Union to minimise the impact of Brexit on the North East economy. This is the key conclusion of ‘Leaving the European Union’, a report by a powerful regional economic group says today.
Trump administration threatens UK with tariffs if Boris Johnson imposes taxes on tech giants 21/01/2020
Digital services levy due to be imposed on web-based firms like Facebook and Amazon from April.
The Chancellor has warned there will be no alignment with EU regulations after Brexit - despite a pledge being made in the North East by Boris Johnson that standards would be protected.
‘Prepare for the worst’ EU officials tell business after Sajid Javid’s FT interview.
Brussels warns Boris Johnson's timeline for agreeing a free trade deal is 'just not possible' 16/01/2020
EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan also issues warning over goods and tariffs.
Brussels rules out 'mutual recognition' of regulations between EU and UK ahead of talks.
Boris Johnson's Brexit timetable does not give enough time for full trade agreement, Michel Barnier says 09/01/2020
Chief negotiator sets out red lines for ‘basic agreement’ and says UK will have to agree to ‘level playing field’ if it wants access to European markets.
Britain’s car industry body called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure a tariff-free trade deal with the European Union which avoids barriers for businesses as production slumped in November.
Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report 17/12/2019
Tokyo and London seek to quickly seal a post-Brexit deal to take effect 2021.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries. Against a backdrop of steeply deteriorating public finances, the government will be forced into impossible choices about which businesses and industries to save. Without clear principles, the fight over subsidies will be swamped by politics.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy risks no-deal crash-out next year that will trigger a recession and return to austerity, expert IFS analysis indicates 28/11/2019
Institute for Fiscal Studies says it is 'plausible' to expect a £50 billion boost to UK economy if Brexit is cancelled.
Country’s claim that meat exports are suffering wins support from 14 countries.
Customs expert warns that open border between tariff regimes was an invitation to smuggle.