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.
Labour expresses concern as government defeats efforts to enshrine food safety and animal welfare standards in UK law
£1.5bn GDP boost from UK-Japan trade deal is not on top of existing EU-Japan deal benefits 15/09/2020
These estimated benefits are relative to 2018 when the UK (as part of the EU) had no FTA with Japan.
Government Rejects Proposed Ban On 'Poor Quality' US Food Imports After Brexit Transition 13/05/2020
Rishi Sunak accidentally votes against government, but ministers see off attempt to uphold food standards in post-Brexit trade deals.
Boost to UK economy from US trade deal could be 450 times smaller than loss from no-deal Brexit, government analysis finds 03/03/2020
Official document puts likely benefits of free trade agreement with Donald Trump at below 0.2 per cent of GDP – and possibly as little as 0.02 per cent.
Admission lays bare limited benefits of ‘ambitious’ agreement with Donald Trump.
Ministers refuse to release secret studies believed to show little gain from trade deals with US and Asia 16/02/2020
‘If the government thought it had a very strong case they would publish these studies ... it’s an indication that there’s nothing there’
Boris Johnson accused of eyeing post-Brexit US trade deal by ripping out food safeguards imposed by parliament 26/10/2019
‘This is clearly an attempt to make it harder for the public and parliament to ensure protections are not traded away’
Eyeing post-Brexit trade deals, Britain looks to train school-leavers as future negotiators 15/07/2019
As Britain prepares to carry out its own trade negotiations for the first time in decades, the government has launched a scheme to recruit and train school-leavers as future commerce experts.
UK-South Korea trade deal: Two experts reveal how Britain’s post-Brexit arrangements are actually going 10/06/2019
Trade experts have welcomed the announcement that the UK and South Korea have signed an in principle post-Brexit trade deal. / However they have warned there is still work to be done to ensure international business continues seamlessly after Brexit, with only 12 of the 40 EU free trade agreements (FTAs) secured for the UK so far.
Creation of body to protect UK firms from unfair global trade practices is behind schedule.