Visit Kent Westminster reception hears of the opportunities – and challenges – for tourism following Brexit and the pandemic 06/06/2023
Post-Brexit India deal could cut thousands of jobs in Leave-voting areas, and hike food prices 18/05/2023
British rice milling industry faces wipe-out from part of a trade deal being discussed with India. First proposed by Boris Johnson, it is also predicted to raise consumer food prices and break UK limits on pesticides.
Tens of millions pounds from the fund meant to help revive high streets in deprived towns is instead being pumped into the Kent port to tackle Brexit-fuelled delays.
There's deep disquiet in the food trade over forthcoming sanitary checks. When such checks were previously required, some UK companies were forced to stop exporting.
Brexit played role in Dover chaos, No 10 admits after Braverman blames bad weather and Easter 03/04/2023
‘Obviously we recognise there are new processes in place,’ says Downing Street. / No 10 has admitted that “new processes” brought in after Brexit has contributed to several days of travel chaos at the Port of Dover.
'I don't blame the French, I blame the UK government': Readers discuss port of Dover chaos and Brexit blame 03/04/2023
Port of Dover officials have hit back at claims by the home secretary that long queues at the port are not a result of Brexit.
'Post-Brexit reality': Dover delays were 'predictable', says travel journalist Simon Calder [3 mins] 02/04/2023
Travel expert Simon Calder told Andrew Castle the continued delays at Dover port are a result of Brexit.
'These are the consequences': Travel Editor says Brexit is to blame for massive queues at Dover [2 mins] 01/04/2023
When we voted to leave the EU we signed up to such queues and delays at the border, says The Independent's Simon Calder.
Port of Dover declares critical incident as high levels of traffic caused lengthy delays.
Suella Braverman also argued that travellers caught-up in the mega queues at Dover this weekend should 'be a bit patient'.
We asked for a hard EU frontier in southeast Kent, plus tougher passport controls.
Post-Brexit passport rules mean it typically takes 20 minutes to process passengers on a coach – far longer than before.
The war in Ukraine and Brexit has led to serious problems for Kent farmers.
Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, set to cost taxpayers £70 million 01/03/2023
The creation of a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 is likely to cost taxpayers a staggering £70 million, it has emerged.
London Zoo among names to sign petition calling on action from Rishi Sunak. / Breeding schemes for endangered animals such as rhinos and monkeys are being harmed by Brexit red tape - zoos have warned.
From up above, it resembles a sports stadium, void of spectators or athletes. Or a motorway service station, similarly vacant without a car or a lorry in plain sight.
Kent food and drink sector faces 'crisis' caused by Brexit, Covid, energy prices, staff and cost-of-living squeeze, warns Produced in Kent 26/01/2023
"Then in 2021 we had Brexit which led to a huge increase in paperwork both for importers and exporters and the cost of additional administration. There were transport issues, hold-ups at the border and additional staff pressures, most notably in the agricultural sector with seasonal labour.
Giant Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, sitting empty, drone pictures reveal 25/01/2023
Drone pictures reveal how a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 near Ashford is now sitting empty.
Hundreds of seats left empty on London-Paris Eurostar trains due to Brexit passport checks 24/01/2023
ondon trains leave Amsterdam at least 78% empty because of constraints on UK border checks. / Thousands of seats are deliberately going unsold on Eurostar trains every day as the cross-Channel train operator struggles with post-Brexit passport controls.
Environment Secretary Therese Coffey said the British government can't force people to do specific jobs. / The exchange came as MPs were asking the environment secretary how farmers can get more labourers to work in fields to prevent food rotting in fields.
Associated British Ports' (ABP) Dafydd Williams said a significant volume of trade had been re-routed to the Humber.
Brexit not okay for Kent 25/10/2022
Note that the slogans on these placards all represent news that has reached us about the effects of Brexit on Kent specifically. Some of these have featured in articles in Kent Bylines, as linked in the explanations below.
Several industries and businesses across the county say they are struggling to recruit following the government's new immigration rules.
A Kent brewery that the government proclaimed as an export champion after Brexit, is racing to find a buyer weeks after it revealed it had only one EU customer left.