British Chambers of Commerce presents government with urgent recommendations as members report struggling to sell into EU.
A hard border in Ireland must be avoided, the Irish premier has urged Rishi Sunak.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
From Brexit to Regrexit [9 mins] 10/01/2023
Almost three years after the United Kingdom's formal departure from the European Union, voters are turning sour on the 2016 decision to leave. A recent poll showed that 57% of voters view the departure from the EU as a mistake compared to the 52% who voted for the original Brexit referendum. So what changed?
Brexit still bites for business 06/01/2023
From confused carriers to mind-boggling bureaucracy, Lucy Reece Raybould, CEO of British Footwear Association (BFA), tells Drapers how Brexit is still impacting trade for UK businesses.
Mr Foord criticised the current trading arrangements and called for a smoother process with less paperwork.
In reality, Brexit has hobbled the UK economy, which remains the only member of the G7 — the group of advanced economies that also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States — with an economy smaller than it was before the pandemic.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
‘Difficult to find staff’: Brexit and rising bills put paid to much-loved Greek deli in London Fields 09/12/2022
The Isle of Olive deli on Ada Street sadly shut its doors forever last month after 11 years. / However, Brexit had a huge affect on the business. “Brexit meant that for every invoice issued to us by a producer, there was a customs fee to be paid to agents in Greece and then another fee to the agent in the UK for the import declarations,” Gregoris explained.
'The Covid veil, now almost completely lifted, has revealed the challenges still faced by exporters struggling with customs and paperwork challenges and other Brexit constraints putting off overseas customers'
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Years after Britain quit the European Union, its businesses are still suffering from lower sales as red tape makes it harder to export to the 27-nation bloc.
A Brexit border control post in Holyhead is set to shrink under plans for a lighter touch system using more data and technology. In May, the UK Government delayed introducing more checks on EU goods entering the UK for the fourth time over fears it will impact supply chains and add to rising inflation.
British Chambers of Commerce urges government to ‘cut red tape on UK-EU goods movements’.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Brexit border check delays trigger 'unavoidable' redundancies at Hull's port health authority 14/09/2022
People employed to deal with new border checks in Hull which were subsequently shelved by the government have been made redundant, it has been revealed.
Brexit red tape causing holiday luggage delays with suitcases held up by EU customs checks 09/08/2022
Unexpected hold-ups in EU destinations have hit baggage delivery services where travellers send luggage ahead to avoid airport queues.
Over half of businesses hit by Brexit 09/08/2022
Regulatory burdens have seen over half of businesses hit by Brexit (54%) across the country, new figures show.
European Commission says failure to apply customs rules in Northern Ireland “significantly increases the risk of smuggling”.
"If you’re a festival organiser in Barcelona, British bands will be at the bottom of your list" - UK acts playing Euro festivals have nearly halved post-Brexit, estimates report 21/07/2022
Freedom of movement and customs woes to blame, says campaign body.
Repeated delays in implementing Brexit border controls mean that the state-of-the-art facility at Hull is standing empty, at great expense. / It cost £15.3mn to build and should have started being used earlier this month. Instead, the new state-of-the-art border control post (BCP) at Hull’s King George Dock stands empty...
‘Waste of everyone’s time’: New government video sets out Brexit paperwork mountain [4 mins] 19/07/2022
Guide makes mockery of Boris Johnson’s 2020 claim that UK and EU would ‘do even more business’.
UK ports threaten legal action after spending millions on 'white elephant' post-Brexit border control posts 10/07/2022
Ports are seeking compensation for the facilities, which were meant to carry out the government's new post-Brexit checks but have been put on hold until the end of next year. / Ports across the country are threatening the government with legal action unless compensation is paid to cover the millions of pounds they've spent building new border control posts.
Brexit: Inside Portsmouth's new £25m ‘white elephant’ border control post sitting empty after government’s inspection U-turn leaves city council absorbing ‘phenomenal cost’ 05/07/2022
PORTSMOUTH’S newly built £25m, two-acre border control post has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by port bosses following an ‘appalling’ government U-turn.