Brexifornia: Checking out but never leaving 08/06/2020
Brexit will never be over.
International trade secretary tells PM and chancellor plans risk smuggling and damage to UK reputation.
We’re running out of time. If post-Brexit negotiations don’t prioritise health, we won’t get through a second wave 30/06/2020
Everyone is fishing in the same pond. Stocks built up in readiness for Brexit are having to be replenished. If another pandemic strikes, we’ll hardly be in the best position to get through it.
Lorries will need permission from new HMRC computer system before heading for Dover.
U.K. companies exporting into the European Union will have to wait for permission from tax authorities before they can move their goods under plans being drawn up by the government.
DUP MP questions Boris Johnson’s plans after producing letter about preparations.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson has been urged to apologise for the consequences of his pro-Brexit position after he claimed the Port of Larne has been told to prepare to become a border control point.
British minister says North’s businesses won’t need exit summary declarations when they send goods to rest of the UK.
MPs claim failure to implement a robust customs regime in Northern Ireland will lead to international criminals, including drug traffickers, making plans to target a soft border.
Brexit: No light ahead of the tunnel 13/06/2020
On 7 October last year, there was a defining phone call between Boris Johnson and Angel Merkel.
Michael Gove says border controls in Boris Johnson’s deal shouldn’t be implemented as they will anger unionists 19/06/2020
Cabinet office minister says EU’s ‘maximalist’ approach to implementing the withdrawal agreement would endanger deal.
The United Kingdom will delay the introduction of border checks on imports from the European Union by as much as six months in a bid to avoid piling on the pain for British business and choking off vital food supplies.
Government prepares ‘shock and awe’ advertising campaign to force businesses to prepare for Brexit 18/06/2020
The £4.5m advertising campaign will include plans to spur Brits into taking action to prepare for the end of the transitional period in December
The government is to apply much less rigorous EU border checks on imports than it initially had planned, after the Brexit transition period finishes at the end of this year.
The U.K. government backed down on plans to impose full-border checks after Brexit in an attempt to avoid piling an additional burden on businesses already struggling with the impact of coronavirus.
The United Kingdom has abandoned its plan to introduce full border checks with the European Union on Jan. 1 as British ministers face pressure from businesses not to increase chaos already caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Financial Times newspaper reported.
"Our approach is going to be achingly pragmatic," the Cabinet Office minister said.
Ministers expected to take more flexible approach in bid to ease impact of coronavirus pandemic on economy.
Government hasn't given business what it needs to prepare as deadline looms.
EU-UK deal means border posts to be created at Northern Ireland ports, says SF Minister.
The EU's chief negotiator says the UK has yet to lay out its approach to implementing the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.
The UK government has confirmed to the EU it will enhance inspection posts at Northern Ireland's ports in order to deliver on the Brexit deal.
Cabinet office minister drops 'no compromise' stance, saying: 'If that is the price that we have to pay, then there we go'
The U.K. risks failing to recruit the 50,000 customs agents the logistics industry says are needed before Britain’s final parting with the European Union, spelling potential chaos at the country’s busiest border.
New recruits needed to process millions of extra declaration forms from 1 January 2020.