Brexit: three in five export businesses see no positive effect of free-trade deals, government research finds 16/08/2023
The ability to sign free trade deals independently was touted as one of the main positives with Brexit, however agreements with Australia and New Zealand have been predicted to have limited economic impact.
Survey of exporters shows increased pessimism about benefits of post-Brexit trade deals. / British firms are increasingly pessimistic about the benefits of post-Brexit free trade deals, according to the government’s own research.
Despite claims over taking back control, UK is forced to comply with rules on which it has no say.
CE symbol due to stay after government U-turn.
Adoption of Britain-only rival to EU’s CE designation postponed ‘indefinitely’, say ministers.
The U.K. government backs down amid pressure from concerned firms. / British businesses will be allowed to continue to use the European Union's safety mark indefinitely, the U.K. government announced Tuesday — in a climbdown from previous post-Brexit plans.
Britain on Tuesday said it would retain the European 'CE' safety mark for products indefinitely rather than scrap it following the country's departure from the European Union, in a move welcomed by businesses as a pragmatic step.
From NHS staff shortages to export woes, the effects of the 2016 vote are still being felt.
UK manufacturers could be hit with 10% tariffs from next year unless they can source electric vehicle parts and batteries locally.
THE SCOTTISH Government has welcomed No 10's decision to ditch its planned Brexit “bonfire" of EU laws.
Britain’s bonfire of European Union laws has been reduced to embers.
The government has announced a major climbdown over its Brexit plans to remove EU laws from British statue books by the end of the year.
The men behind Trussonomics and Brexit, the two great man-made catastrophes of recent years, are to be honoured for their ‘great work’.
Post-Brexit border checks coming this year will drive up prices and cause shortages, Government warned 05/04/2023
Ministers have revealed details of the inspections regime which has been repeatedly delayed and is designed to avoid excessive disruption to businesses.
The UK government has delayed putting in place checks on goods four times after it agreed to do so with the EU as part of its post-Brexit trade agreement.
UK businesses facing increased costs and supply chain issues in post-Brexit system – new from UKTPO 15/03/2023
New analysis released today (Wednesday 15 March, 2023) by the University of Sussex’s UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), reveals that UK businesses are struggling with increased costs, labour and skill issues and supply shortages and issues following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
BRITAIN’S departure from the European Union is having a “serious detrimental impact on export” and is “not delivering the positives that were promised”, the boss of Dorset Chamber has said.
Three years on since the UK left the European Union (EU), a Midlands business owner has described the move as a "complete disaster". / Nic Laurens, who runs an abrasives supply firm in Shropshire, moved 90% of his company to the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU.
Brexit has been “a horrendous experience for Maltese businesses,” according to the CEO of the Malta Chamber of SMEs.
The chair of the British Chambers of Commerce, Shevaun Haviland, says British exporters have faced "huge issues" trying to sell their goods abroad since Brexit.
British Chambers of Commerce presents government with urgent recommendations as members report struggling to sell into EU.
System working ‘broadly as Leave advocates promised’, say think tanks’ report. / Post-Brexit immigration rules have led to a shortfall of around 330,000 workers in the UK and had helped fuel inflation, according to top economists.
From Brexit to Regrexit [9 mins] 10/01/2023
Almost three years after the United Kingdom's formal departure from the European Union, voters are turning sour on the 2016 decision to leave. A recent poll showed that 57% of voters view the departure from the EU as a mistake compared to the 52% who voted for the original Brexit referendum. So what changed?
Firms are "banging their heads against the wall" two years after post-Brexit trading began, a new report suggests. / The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said businesses were still grappling with EU trading arrangements and more red tape.