The UK’s much-vaunted post-Brexit trade deals will only increase the country’s GDP by a minuscule amount over the next 15 years, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals today.
The newspaper claimed that new deals struck in the aftermath of the UK's split with the EU are worth an eye-watering £766 billion.
This £766 billion figure refers to the total value of trade between the UK and countries it has agreed trade deals with—not the value that they add. Most of these deals were rolled over from when the UK was an EU member.
Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed a proposed new bill which will protect Welsh farmers from being undercut by food trade deals which do not meet environmental and animal welfare standards.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that, although the UK economy will almost fully bounce back from the pandemic, it's economy and eventually the jobs market will suffer for decades due to Brexit.
THE UK Government’s trade minister admitted she doesn’t know the impact of the New Zealand deal on GDP compared to the cost of Brexit during questioning from MPs.
NHS costs, food standards and intellectual property rights must be protected in any deal by the UK to join a major international trade agreement, a Lords committee has told ministers in a new report.
Johnson's much-trumpeted FTAs “barely scratch the surface of the UK’s challenge to make up the GDP lost by leaving the EU”.
All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows.
The next generation will reject Brexit and the way it diminished our country – Europe will welcome us back 03/11/2021
Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves.
A university report has rubbished claims that the UK is ‘taking back control’ by exiting the European Union after concluding that Brexit has resulted in ‘minimum freedom for maximum hassle’.
Bob Hancké reports on a recent study which suggests not only that the agreement has made trade in goods between the UK and the EU very difficult, but that it has also severely limited Britain’s ability to conclude free trade agreements with the rest of the world.
Fishing rows notwithstanding, much of Europe looks on at the UK’s plight with astonishment – and even, still, sympathy.
'Global Britain' could increase emissions by the equivalent of 44,000 transatlantic flights, research found.
A new report urges consideration of public health and well-being in post-Brexit trade agreements to avoid making existing health and inequalities in Wales worse.
‘Asia is taking us to the cleaners’: Emily Thornberry destroys new trade deals in the Commons 21/10/2021
"This is now the third Asia-Pacific agreement in a row where more than 80 per cent of the projected growth in trade has gone to exporters in those other countries," she said.
The one that was so much better than the EU-Japan deal because the names of 70 British products would now be protected?
This is how New Zealand TV is reporting the Brexit trade deal with the UK / They visibly can't believe their luck that British farming has been made the "sacrificial lamb" for a deal hugely beneficial to NZ with "negligeable benefits for UK farmers who get nothing in return"
The UK's former permanent representative to the EU suggests that post-Brexit trade deals with New Zealand and Australia contribute little to the country's finances.
‘Groundbreaking’ agreement criticised by UK farmers is part of 10-year plan to pivot to Indo-Pacific
Bentley’s Chief Executive says a combination of rules of origin mandates and trade uncertainty places the UK’s auto industry in a precarious position.
Ireland's deputy PM has warned governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that "doesn't necessarily keep its word".
Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described the tactics of the United Kingdom’s Brexit negotiating team as “deplorable”.
Not for the first time, the prime minister delivered a major speech that was economical with the truth.