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Three years on, Brexit is still impacting both U.K. and Europe-based brands in luxury fashion. Niche and young brands, in particular, are having a hard time with the fallout, though many have secured manageable workarounds.
In this week's Word on the Ground column, Tony Gent hits out at Brexit and what he sees as 'totally irresponsible' Government policies...
According to the House of Commons Library, UK shellfish exports to the EU in 2021 were 17% lower in cash terms than 2019, a fall of almost £70 million.
Three years after Brexit, we asked designers, design entrepreneurs and representatives of British design organisations how the withdrawal from the European Union has affected the design industry.
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.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), within the last quarter of 2022, the UK imported about £33billion more than it exported to the EU. / This is the worst performance of the UK export trade balance since records began in 1997. / This is a shocking testimony that Brexit has caused fundamental deep-rooted damage to British exports.
Manufacturers say fears over red tape and political chaos are creating more uncertainty.
Lots of veg and tomato’s in Tesco in Budapest - @Riverford Guy speaks about why you don’t have them on your shelves.
Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame? 03/03/2023
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets are limiting sales of tomatoes and other salad items.
‘This is going to keep happening to small brands’ - bosses of closing company call for support 23/02/2023
Bristol-based Presca, founded a decade ago, is the latest cycling brand to have to close down. / “Well, Brexit was fun, wasn’t it?” Webbon joked. “It’s just a lot more red tape. It’s made shipping retail stuff to the EU very difficult, a lot more costly, taking a lot longer, and more logistics. A lot more admin, as well.”
Three big retailers are placing limits on shoppers on some produce lines. What is behind the rationing?
Three years after Brexit, Scotland’s fishing and seafood industries are still snarled in costly red tape, worker shortages and disappointing catch quotas, leaders warn.
The attraction says the changes are partly in response to challenges created by Brexit - which has made it harder to bring in animals from abroad...
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?
Here we go again: The implications of Brexit have been blamed for widespread food shortages at UK supermarkets this weekend.
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.
A lonely giraffe has become a victim of Brexit-related bureaucracy over animal imports, according to a zoo.
BRITAIN’S departure from the European Union is having a “serious detrimental impact on export” and is “not delivering the positives that were promised”, the boss of Dorset Chamber has said.
'Appalling timing’, recruitment difficulties, ‘no positives’… Jersey's main industries give their verdicts on Brexit 06/02/2023
Hospitality, retail and farming leaders all highlighted that Brexit had delivered more challenges than opportunities for the Island. They said it had created ‘more red tape’ and meant fewer European employees staying to work in Jersey.
Has the Brexit fishing promise come true? 06/02/2023
Even though fishing is a tiny part of the UK economy, it was a key issue in the Brexit campaign with promises to "take back control" of British waters. / At the end of 2020, Boris Johnson announced his new Brexit trade agreement with the EU, promising that "[we will] be able to catch and eat quite prodigious quantities of extra fish".
Brexit red tape 'putting endangered species at risk' as animal conservation efforts at Howletts and Port Lympne affected 05/02/2023
An animal conservation boss has warned post-Brexit red tape delays are putting already endangered species at further risk.
A zoo has joined 75 other organisations calling on the government to end the red tape preventing breeding of rare animals like rhinos and giraffes. / Since leaving the EU, zoo animal transfers have plummeted by per cent, down from 1400 per year, to just over 200.
Over the past few years, our company has been giving our customers a box of champagne as a Christmas gift.
Brexit’s flat battery 02/02/2023
The unsurprising collapse of Britishvolt, and the total lack of strategy or investment in batteries, will be the final nail in the coffin for the car industry.