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UK businesses facing increased costs and supply chain issues in post-Brexit system – new from UKTPO 15/03/2023
New analysis released today (Wednesday 15 March, 2023) by the University of Sussex’s UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), reveals that UK businesses are struggling with increased costs, labour and skill issues and supply shortages and issues following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
UK visa rules to be relaxed for foreign construction workers in a bid to plug post-Brexit labour shortages 15/03/2023
The government is expected to relax the rules in a bid to plug gaps in the construction industry
Brexit: taking food safety with us 13/03/2023
Food businesses are waiting on tenterhooks to see what changes the UK Government will make to regulations and standards following Brexit. But how are food safety bodies such as the FSA planning to mitigate industry pressures?
Business leaders from major companies across Northern Ireland have written to the Prime Minister to voice their support for the Windsor Framework.
Oban employment crisis? Businesses desperate for summer season staff as Brexit and ‘zero interest’ in jobs conspire 07/03/2023
Businesses in Oban are struggling to find staff, causing a growing concern as the summer season approaches.
Most food companies feel leaving the European Union has affected operations while many said COVID-19 didn’t impact their ability to meet regulatory requirements, according to a survey.
European firms have gone cold on doing business in UK, survey finds.
40% of UK manufacturers have looked to domesticate supply lines, while many EU firms are complacent about trading with British companies, Make UK says.
Trade body Make UK adds to pressure on Rishi Sunak as it calls for reset of relationships with Europe. / Business leaders say frayed relations with the EU are costing the British economy, as suppliers in the bloc grow more cautious about doing business with post-Brexit Britain.
Frog Bikes reported losses of over £500,000 in 2022. / British children’s bike manufacturer Frog Bikes has said mounting Brexit costs drove it into the red last year.
Vintage clothes shop in Corby closes and says Brexit has 'destroyed online vintage businesses' 28/02/2023
They have decided to scale down their business in order to spend more time as a family, but say the decision is also because Brexit has made their business far more difficult to run.
Brexit concerns need to be heard 23/02/2023
The UK’s exit from the European Union is damaging business and the difficult trading landscape post-Brexit cannot continue, argues Dan Gyves, managing director at Esska Shoes.
Almost half of food and drink manufacturers in the UK claim their competitiveness with the EU has fallen in the past year, The Grocer can reveal.
It looks like the UK and EU are on the cusp of agreeing a new deal on the Northern Ireland Protocol. / We often hear about how any such agreement will need to satisfy the DUP's seven tests if it is to get Stormont's largest unionist party to agree to return to power sharing. ... That's the political stance from the DUP - but what do businesses say?
New banking regulations could increase the cost of small business lending by around a third and “fundamentally change” the market as debate around the implementation of international banking rules in the UK intensifies.
Business group Logistics UK is urging government to prioritise the needs of the logistics industry, as Parliament continues to debate the Retained EU Law bill.
Brompton Bikes' CEO Will Butler-Adams has addressed the issues facing brands in the industry, and points to enduring problems from Brexit, rising energy bills, the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis for contributing to a challenging time for the folding bicycle manufacturer.
Citing Brexit, “it may not be viable to invest in UK manufacture for export”, says Cycloc 13/02/2023
Having made national press headlines in January in relation to its stance on Brexit and the associated costs to its business, Cycloc has today expanded upon the complaint, adding that it is becoming less viable to invest in its UK production given the new and enhanced hurdles it faces exporting its goods.
Slump in business investment since vote to leave EU has cost each household £1,000 in lost productivity
THE owner of an award-winning sustainable luxury fashion business has said she fears for the future of small firms as the impact of post-Brexit import tariffs begin to bite.
JUST a few short years ago, Elizabeth Carnahan’s business was doing well. She had a growing customer base, a turnover of more than £1 million and her business was growing.
'Nigel Farage is far too left-wing for my dad': Caller blames pro-Brexit father for failure of his business [5 mins] 07/02/2023
This caller blames his pro-Brexit father for the "crash" of his business after leaving the single market. / "After Brexit, my contacts gradually dried up, dried up, and dried up so I wasn't getting any more work in Europe."
An Ipsos poll suggests that most people think Brexit is going worse than expected.
Brexiteers promised to “take back control.” But the decision has instead delivered recession, gloom, and despair.
Three years on since the UK left the European Union (EU), a Midlands business owner has described the move as a "complete disaster". / Nic Laurens, who runs an abrasives supply firm in Shropshire, moved 90% of his company to the Republic of Ireland in order to remain in the EU.