This is the third edition of the UK in a Changing Europe’s UK-EU regulatory divergence tracker, covering 27 cases of divergence since December 2021.
'Any economic gains are likely to be small compared to the cost of leaving the customs union and single market.'
Medical devices illustrate the limited scope for post-Brexit UK divergence from EU rules, and the trade-offs the UK must face. / 'Many manufacturers have suggested they will not bother with the additional cost and complexity of putting their devices through the UKCA processes on top of the updated European process.'
Fears of another A-level-style fiasco as scrutiny of policies made by computer are ditched following Brexit 10/02/2022
‘We all remember the A-levels fiasco, when an algorithm decided what results should be... the poorest students received worse marks’ / “Human review” of decisions made by computer algorithms will be quietly axed under a bonfire of EU laws, MPs have been warned – risking a repeat of the 2020 “A-levels fiasco”.
Hundreds of researchers and organisations across Europe have called for the rapid association of the UK and Switzerland to Horizon Europe.
Fears of ‘bonfire’ of EU laws behind parliament’s back under new plans to seize ‘Brexit freedoms’ 31/01/2022
A bonfire of EU laws on everything from data privacy to road standards will be forced through behind parliament’s back under new plans to seize “Brexit freedoms”, it is feared.
Manufacturing after Brexit - UKICE 26/01/2022
Just over a year since the UK left the single market and customs union, and despite the impact of the pandemic, which makes this kind of analysis all the trickier, we can begin to analyse the impact that Brexit has had on the UK economy. These impacts will vary significantly by sector and also by region. In this report, the authors investigate what they might be in the area of manufacturing.
New rules over corporate lending and market trading mean EU rivals may soon have a competitive advantage.
Britain must work with other countries to prevent friction on medicine rules post-Brexit to avoid being sidelined by the global drug industry, according to a report from the U.K.’s biggest pharmaceutical lobby group.
Alarm raised over business ‘barriers’ which ‘cost jobs and money in the UK’ – as public unhappiness confirmed. / “no appetite for widespread deregulation or divergence from EU rules” – UK Trade and Business Commission
Businesses in the UK are experiencing various data access and management issues.
Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.
No hint of contrition or constructiveness in article by Lord Frost and Brandon Lewis... just menace.
Philip Pullman and Kate Mosse among writers warning that changes being considered could flood UK with cheap foreign editions and threaten livelihoods.
Well known figures from across the natural and organic sector share their experiences of doing business in the EU in the new post-Brexit trading environment with Jim Manson.
Brexit: has ambiguity run its course? 04/06/2021
“Australian Brexit” used to be an upbeat euphemism for a “no deal” Brexit outcome. Now, Australia promises a far more profound insight into the true nature of Brexit.
Leaving the EU will damage health in this country where it was suffering the most before the pandemic, and where covid-19 hit it hardest, says Martha McCarey.
The UK’s obsession with regulation autonomy has “strong implications", Luisa Santos said.
Trading the orchard for an apple 03/03/2021
So far, in the first two months of Brexit, the following industries have indicated that they have been harmed: Aerospace; Airlines; Architecture; Art and Antiques; Beer; Bees; Cattle and horse breeding; Charities; Cheese; Chemicals; Cars; Classic Cars; Construction; Cosmetics and Perfume; e-Commerce; Fabrics; Fashion; Ferry services; Film and TV production; Financial Services; ...
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.
A new report by the UK in a Changing Europe think tank says the fresh autonomy provided to the U.K. by the Brexit trade deal will lead to duplication of many of the EU’s rules. But it finds British regulators may not have enough resources to do the job.
50 days on: Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal 23/02/2021
Saturday 20 February was the 50th day since Boris Johnson’s Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into effect. Anyone expecting it to settle all questions, or even most of the details, of how we will do business with the EU from now on will be mightily disappointed.
From fish to border checks and even sausages in Northern Ireland, a host of issues need to be resolved in 2021.
BBC presenter demonstrates why Brexit 'fundamentally won't work' in two-and-a-half minute clip [3 mins] 10/12/2020
A BBC presenter has been praised for his two-and-a-half minute explainer of Brexit - in a clip that some viewers said demonstrates why it "fundamentally won't work".