Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 9 17/11/2023
Your weekly update from the Brexit ‘downside bunker’, chronicling the downsides, and occasional upsides, of Brexit.
Lyon: I battle post-Brexit rules to live in a French city that’s cheaper than Paris – here’s why to visit 13/11/2023
‘I didn’t get to vote against Brexit as we live in France – and my daughter suffered the consequences’ 06/10/2023
A British father living in France says he was denied the chance to vote on Brexit, but his family are enduring the consequences of it.
Waiting times could even triple with the UK’s ‘third-country nationals’ no longer in the EU.
London-Paris ride organisers to end current format in 2024 following Brexit complications 29/07/2023
The mass participation event, run by Hotchilee, will see its 20th and final edition of its current format in 2024.
Next year’s 20th anniversary edition of London-Paris, the three-day ride that features on many cyclists’ bucket list, will be the last in the current format, with organisers blaming the decision in large part on increased costs and logistical headaches in the wake of Brexit.
Data from the English Housing Survey suggests that the number of English owners of second homes in Europe has fallen again. / “Less British people are looking for houses than before. The main reason is Brexit. It’s so much more difficult for British people to buy something here. They need health insurance and that’s very difficult for them.”
The success of Paris in luring banks from London after Brexit has exceeded expectations and is increasingly reflected in France’s balance of payments, the central bank said.
The shift of banking activities to Paris from London after Brexit is starting to have a measurable impact on France’s trade in financial services, and the dynamic is likely accelerate, according to the country’s central bank.
The UK has seen investment from overseas collapse in the past two years, underscoring its diminishing allure as a global business destination since Brexit, revised United Nations data show.
France’s public sector spending watchdog also raised concerns about new residents and school trips.
Plymouth-to-Europe operator sees drop in French travellers and has huge loans to repay but insists it will not sack workers.
Plymouth-headquartered company's passenger numbers are still lower than pre-Covid and now it is suffering a decline in lorry numbers.
The European Court of Justice is to rule on June 15 on a case looking at the legality of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and its impact on Britons who lost EU citizenship rights.
Barclays PLC is planning to hire 200 new traders in Paris in a fresh blow to the Square Mile in the wake of Brexit.
Barclays Plc expects to increase its headcount in Paris by about two thirds in the next two to three years, as the French capital increasingly becomes the main trading hub in continental Europe for global lenders after Brexit.
Housing association scheme helped 1,000 residents start a business – but it’s winding down due to Brexit 16/05/2023
British and French housing associations trained residents to start their own business through the Increase Valorisation Sociale but its future is uncertain after the loss of EU funding.
Experts blame France pipping UK to EU investment crown for second straight year on Brexit 11/05/2023
Experts have today partially blamed post-Brexit uncertainty for helping France pip the UK to Europe’s investment hub crown for the second year in a row.
A British man working as a security guard in France has said he risks losing his job because of a Brexit-related admin issue.
Industry leaders fear new entry restrictions and the UK’s tarnished image among some Europeans have caused a decline in EU visitors
French school leaders are opting for the more expensive but simpler trip to Ireland. / French school trips to the UK have been halted by Brexit visa issues, according to reports.
Recent data from the official statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat, has shown that Sweden has expelled more British nationals than any other country in the bloc since Brexit.
Tourism leaders are concerned that French and German tourists are starting to avoid the UK due to post-Brexit restrictions on travel with identity cards.
'I don't blame the French, I blame the UK government': Readers discuss port of Dover chaos and Brexit blame 03/04/2023
'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.