It appears HM Treasury has realised bringing in a measure that will so obviously lead to higher food prices is not a good idea when the country is in the grip of an inflation spiral.
“Car crash!” exclaimed managing director Andrew Varga, whose Brexit progress I have been following since the referendum. News of the latest Brexit U-turn landed on him on Tuesday out of the blue. All his years of preparation for a new UK product safety mark, all his thousands of pounds wasted, all the uncountable hours and effort were rendered pointless, at a stroke.
The UK government is still failing to understand the country’s supply chains, say logistics operators, or recognise their anxiety as more Brexit regulations loom.
Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame? 03/03/2023
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets are limiting sales of tomatoes and other salad items.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
Tale of two Protocols as talks between Foreign Secretary and political parties break down [3 mins] 11/01/2023
It was a tale of two protocols as talks between Northern Ireland's political parties and the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly broke down when nationalist parties withdrew.
An error in the UK’s post-Brexit IT border system disrupted companies bringing goods in from the European Union, raising costs, adding bureaucracy and snarling deliveries.
The Port of Dover has called on the government to share the “rules of the game” when it comes to post-Brexit checks.
HMRC’s decision to delay the switch-off of customs system CHIEF was the inevitable consequence of its failure to adequately support traders in migrating to the new system.
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.
Europe-bound trains won’t stop at Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations for at least ‘two to three years’.
HMRC's data centre migration is one of nearly 30 government IT projects that are stalling, a new report says.
Minister expected to frame move as a use of UK’s independent powers despite industry reports of unreadiness.
No surprise at rumours of a further delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks, says UK freight association 25/04/2022
Commenting on the spate of recent media reports that the government is considering another delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on goods entering Britain from the EU, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.
UK hauliers of perishable goods are wanting to be prioritised at the port crossing into Europe, complaining that long wait times are causing products to go bad.
Intense traffic congestion around Dover is partly down to “Brexit scenarios”, according to the head of the British Ports Association.
Food body warns of ‘post-Brexit perception problem’ over recurring traffic gridlock.
TRADERS hoping to pass goods through the UK’s busiest port have been hit by further trouble after the Government's post-Brexit IT system went down.
Kent's roads: Post-Brexit IT customs system, GVMS, crashes and adds to lorry delays heading to the Continent 08/04/2022
Traffic hell getting to the county's ports has been exacerbated after it emerged a major post-Brexit customs system crashed - adding extra time for lorries heading to the Continent.
A 23-mile stretch of the M20 is closed amid HMRC technical problems and a ferry shortage.
CHIEF is expected to be closed down on 30 September 2022 after almost three decades in operation.
Grassroots charities having trouble exporting aid due to new red tape.
The transition period ended on 31 December 2020. Since that date, trade volumes have been suppressed by the impact of COVID-19, EU exit, and wider global pressures. It may not be possible to separate out the impact of these individual elements on the UK’s trade with the EU, but it is clear that EU exit has had an impact, and that new border arrangements have added costs to business.
Brexit causing 'higher costs, red tape, delays' and more disruption likely, says UK report 09/02/2022
The "only detectable impact" of Brexit on British businesses so far is "increased costs, paperwork and border delays", says the chair of a prominent parliamentary committee.
Emergency traffic controls triggered 20 times this year as extra Brexit checks and freight volumes cause logjams.