Minister says checks on animals and food products will be necessary to maintain island of Ireland’s ‘disease-free status’
Ministers’ letter confirms border control posts at ports of Belfast, Warrenpoint and Larne.
Junior minister reveals UK officials have confirmed ‘physical posts at ports of entry’ for Northern Ireland.
Brexit is killing off music tours in EU and industry may not survive immigration crackdown, government warned 12/05/2020
More than two-thirds of musicians say bookings dried up because of visa red tape and cost – even before coronavirus struck
As the June extension deadline looms, the prime minister’s priority will be to minimise damage to his personal brand and legacy.
A "safety and security" agreement removing the need for post-Brexit entry and exit declarations between Britain and the north of Ireland is needed, the freight industry said.
The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham-EU) published a cross-sectoral position paper on Tuesday turning the screw on the UK Government’s hard-line negotiating stance. Although it urges both sides to “work to mitigate disruption as much as possible”, the paper deals a devastating blow to Britain’s present strategy.
Coronavirus: UK shops would have suffered food shortages during pandemic without single market, EU says 04/05/2020
Britain 'fortunate' it had not crashed out of bloc when coronavirus struck, Commission says – even as Boris Johnson vows to do just that if necessary.
The U.K. risks failing to recruit the 50,000 customs agents the logistics industry says are needed before Britain’s final parting with the European Union, spelling potential chaos at the country’s busiest border.
Organisations using UK state funds to help vulnerable Britons with Brexit red tape are having to rethink the ways they can help due to Covid-19.
Firms 'won't be ready for EU customs exit' 17/04/2020
Businesses fear big hold-ups at the docks when the UK leaves the EU customs area because of untrained staff.
Industry leaders fear trading will be harder and more costly without comprehensive deal.
Truckers face paperwork mountain after Britain opts against fast-track security checks agreement with EU 08/03/2020
British negotiators rejected participation in the 'safety and security zone' despite accepting it would significantly increase border delays.
Michael Gove has endorsed claims that up to 50,000 people will be recruited to carry out customs paperwork under the government's preferred trade deal with the EU. This is after his promise in 2017 that a vote for Brexit would mean cutting the costs of EU red tape.
Luxury carmaker Bentley (VOWG_p.DE) said free trade with Europe not the United States was its priority as Britain negotiates its new relationship with the European Union...
Priti Patel warned her immigration crackdown will ‘cut the legs off’ the UK music industry 21/02/2020
Home Office accused of refusing to listen to £111bn-a-year culture sector – just weeks after a minister admitted government must retain free movement
New recruits needed to process millions of extra declaration forms from 1 January 2020.
Senior ministers expected to sign off on the UK’s negotiating blueprint on Tuesday.
Retail lobby group says higher tariffs and extensive checks would harm consumers.
‘No time to lose’: Food importers tell Boris Johnson to act to prevent price hikes and shortages from hard Brexit 17/02/2020
Retailers reveal ‘mountain of paperwork’ they face – and tell prime minister to strike agreement with EU to minimise damage.
British consumers face higher prices and reduced availability of goods if the government fails to agree pragmatic solutions with the European Union on regulatory checks at ports in any post-Brexit deal, the retail industry’s lobby group warned on Monday.
Post-Brexit transition border checks could cause fresh food supply problems, an industry body has warned.
The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
Boris Johnson Brexit deal to cause price hikes and shortages of fresh fruit and vegetables, retail chiefs warn 11/02/2020
'This is going to hit us in January....customers are really going to see the problems on supermarket shelves'
Michael Gove admits Brexit will bring years of confusion at borders as trade checks imposed 10/02/2020
Realities of leaving single market and customs union revealed to businesses - after controversy ducked during election campaign.