Forecasts suggest the UK will be 15 years late in hitting £1 trillion annual export target set by David Cameron before the Brexit referendum.
The government hail it as “momentous” - it’s just a simple memo with no extra money or cut in tariffs.
Government accused of ‘failure and broken promises’, as exports set to slump next year.
A former Tory minister has admitted a Brexit deal he backed at the time is "not actually a very good deal" and people are fuming.
Former minister George Eustice admits Australia post-Brexit trade deal ‘not actually good for the UK’ 14/11/2022
Tory former Environment Secretary says UK ‘gave away far too much for far too little in return’.
LEVELLING up secretary Michael Gove has been caught out sharing misleading trade figures, according to a fact-checking organisation.
Britain’s TUC and Indian unions alike have raised concerns about deteriorating work conditions for workers, low pay and exploitation.
UK negotiating strategy risks bad Brexit trade deal with India, parliamentary committee warns 22/07/2022
International Agreements Committee warns of dangers of ‘arbitary’ Diwali deadline. / The government's rushed negotiating strategy for getting a Brexit free trade agreement (FTA) with India risks a bad deal, a parliamentary committee has warned.
Government criticised over ‘indefensible’ proposal that could undermine climate efforts while yielding benefit of only £1.38m.
UK’s Liz Truss was warned of blow to food sector under Australia and New Zealand trade deals 12/07/2022
Data obtained by POLITICO shows economic toll on farmers known before key post-Brexit trade talks began.
The Public Accounts Committee warned of "trade-offs" across "agriculture, the environment and human rights”.
Scathing report by Public Accounts Committee criticises government’s approach.
A NEW report has shown that the UK government’s prospective Free Trade Agreements are projected to only add between 0% and 0.16% to the UK’s Gross Domestic Product, up to fifteen years after their implementation.
All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows.
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.
A CAMPAIGN group backing independence in Western Sahara is to take the UK Government to court over a post-Brexit trade agreement with Morocco.
Opposition to ‘irresponsible’ Australia trade deal rages on as minister urged to ‘fight back’ or resign 24/05/2021
Liz Truss insists ‘British farmers have absolutely nothing to fear from this deal at all’
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; ...
Liz Truss has been accused of refusing to answer questions about post-Brexit trade with Europe at the despatch box.
Liz Truss is refusing to answer questions about trading crisis sparked by Brexit, parties protest 15/02/2021
Liz Truss is refusing to answer questions about the cross-Channel trading crisis sparked by Brexit, says a stinging attack by six opposition parties.
'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.
UK firms that export to the EU say they are being encouraged by the government to set up subsidiaries in the bloc to avoid disruption under new trade rules.
Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told 23/01/2021
Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues.
Taxes cut on birds’ eggs, raw hides, fur skins and ultra-strong spirits – but UK does not export them anyway.