Up to £9.5bn-worth of UK exports to the EU between January and July have had tariffs placed on them despite “tariff-free” trade deal, analysis for Channel 4’s Dispatches shows.
All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows.
‘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.
‘Groundbreaking’ agreement criticised by UK farmers is part of 10-year plan to pivot to Indo-Pacific
It would be "profoundly tragic" if the government moves to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, a senior Labour figure has said.
Labour said the revelations "blow apart" the "myth" that UK-EU trade disruption is a temporary problem.
A survey found that 67% felt the public receives too little information from ministers about trade deals. / More than two-thirds of the UK public feel “left in the dark” about the impact that post-Brexit trade deals struck by the Government will have.
On trade, finance, migration, food standards and more, the UK suffers fresh ignominy on a daily basis.
UK-Australia trade deal hailed as a ‘new dawn’ – but critics warn it could drive farmers out of business 15/06/2021
Tariffs axed immediately on Australian beef and lamb, triggering fears that farmers will be sent ‘to the wall’ 15/06/2021
Small print – revealed by Canberra, but suppressed in London – reveals pledge to protect farmers for 15 years has been dropped.
Liz Truss warned against signing Brexit deal with Australia without parliamentary scrutiny 24/05/2021
Labour has warned Liz Truss against signing a post-Brexit trade deal with Australia before there is sufficient parliamentary scrutiny.
Boris Johnson has been warned his prospective free trade deal with Australia could “decimate” the British farming industry, as opposition parties unite against a zero-tariff agreement.
SNP warn Brexit trade deal will sacrifice Scottish farming for zero tariff deal on Australian meat imports 18/05/2021
A UK cabinet row on allowing tariff free imports from Australia has exposed fears that a trade deal will destroy Scottish farming and open up another front in the independence debate.
Manufacturers based in Boris Johnson’s new freeports will not be able to enjoy the full benefits if they are exporting to a series of countries with which the UK has signed post-Brexit trade deals.
Special zones are Boris Johnson’s flagship economic recovery policy.
A survey has found a large majority of small businesses want the UK to cooperate with the European Union as the government faces calls renegotiate terms of the its post-Brexit trade relationship with the bloc.
Foreign secretary told staff that “restricting” trade because of human rights abuses would mean missing out on “growth markets”.
Trade has plummeted and red tape has blocked our borders. Is that what ‘protecting our sovereignty’ meant?
Emily Thornberry says lack of economic impact assessment ‘makes no sense whatsoever’.
'I’ve led a cross-party group to tell Liz that sticking her head in the sand is just not good enough.' 15/02/2021
Liz Truss has told six MPs she will not answer their questions in Parliament next week because they want to ask about the problems facing British exporters trading with Europe. I’ve led a cross-party group to tell Liz that sticking her head in the sand is just not good enough.
Government has not left enough time for promised scrutiny, ministers admit.
15 EU trade agreements with third countries, including Canada and Turkey, still not rolled over by Britain with just 50 days until UK leaves post-Brexit transition.
Deals to ensure UK can go on trading with non-EU countries after Brexit transition must be laid before parliament by Wednesday.
Labour expresses concern as government defeats efforts to enshrine food safety and animal welfare standards in UK law