The hot rhetoric of ‘taking back control’ of our borders is being replaced by cold reality.
World-renowned economist Adam Posen reveals some tough truths about Britain’s situation.
JUST a few short years ago, Elizabeth Carnahan’s business was doing well. She had a growing customer base, a turnover of more than £1 million and her business was growing.
‘Is it possible to estimate the yearly extra cost to your business because of Brexit?’ ... ‘£155,000 per year’ [2 mins] 30/01/2023
Victoria Derbyshire: ‘Is it possible to estimate the yearly extra cost to your business because of Brexit?’ This chemical manufacturer: ‘£155,000 per year’
The health and safety industry has warned the government that it might not be a good idea to throw out every European-related law.
Brexit law bonfire could cost put environment at risk and cost tens of billions of pounds, nature groups warn 19/01/2023
Nature organisations have hit out at legislation that they say could lead to the loss of important environmental protections and cost the UK tens of billions of pounds.
Steptoe | Brexit One Year On 18/01/2023
However, this article seeks to describe, as far as possible, how Brexit has affected the business and regulatory environment across the full range of areas covered by Steptoe and Johnson practices so far, and to identify issues of potential future concern for companies.
Ministers are facing a clash with opposition and Conservative MPs over their plans to scrap EU-era laws copied over to UK law after Brexit.
Could sunset on EU laws see azodicarbonimide appear in ultra-processed baked products, while other additives disappear but only from ingredients lists?
Why Rees-Mogg’s bill to sunset EU laws is so inflammatory and what you can do about it.
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.
New research reveals 212 ‘safety’ regulations set to lapse – to draw line under Brexit.
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
Authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are struggling with a skills gap after the United Kingdom left the European Union, according to a report.
It’s been a challenging first year for UK REACH, with stakeholders from all sides unhappy with the compromises that have been made, but often for different reasons.
'Brexit to blame' for UK’s sewage problems 22/08/2022
"You have to blame the government for this whole sorry mess. The industry is out of control and it's our rivers and beaches that are picking up the tab for that profiteering."
Brexit fundamentalism threatens swathe of environmental policies even if they are in Scots law – Dr Richard Dixon 11/08/2022
Liz Truss’s pledge to review and possibly scrap all EU-derived laws by 2023 is a big threat to environmental and consumer protection, even where those measures have been put into Scots law.
A bit of Brexit ideology means we are falling behind Europe on protecting the public and the environment from toxic chemicals. And it can only get worse.
'I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations.' - Former Siemens CEO [2 mins] 26/07/2022
Former Siemens CEO - “I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations. It’s a double cost. What we’re learning is that our so-called sovereignty is turning out to be rather expensive.”
Publication of UK REACH's priorities for upcoming year prompts concern of growing regulatory gap between EU and UK on hazardous chemical regulation.
Tory MPs urge government to scrap EU pesticide regulations and allow all US chemicals on food 14/06/2022
Conservative MPs have urged the government to use its Brexit freedoms to ditch the EU’s cautious approach to making sure pesticides are safe for human consumption.
American agricultural lobby groups had criticised some of the import bans.
The UK is facing a £1 billion bill to replicate the EU’s chemical database after the government opted to leave the bloc’s REACH system on 31 December.
Figures show Brexit compounding Covid disruption, with clothing exports plunging 60%, vegetables down 40% and cars 25%.
Post-Brexit chemicals regime risks UK becoming ‘dumping ground’ for dangerous substances, campaigners warn 16/12/2021
A plan by Boris Johnson’s government to change the regulation of chemicals after Brexit risks making the UK a “dumping ground” for harmful substances, experts and campaigners have warned.