Since 2020, increasing amounts of red tape and the introduction of an import VAT rate of 5%, have made it considerably harder to move art between Britain and Europe.
Drawing on my professional experience, here we explore how post Brexit Britain has become a challenge for international businesses, and domestic businesses, importing products for sale in the UK.
Parliament hears proponents of leaving the EU are “in a state of confusion and denial” as calls grow for public inquiry.
Burberry chairman says scrapping the VAT refund for tourists has made Britain the "least attractive" shopping destination in Europe.
Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance 27/02/2023
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have announced they have reached a new deal, aimed at fixing post-Brexit problems in Northern Ireland.
British Chambers of Commerce presents government with urgent recommendations as members report struggling to sell into EU.
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.
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.
British firms are yet to see any upside from Brexit, according to one of the UK’s top executives, who urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to improve the trade agreement with the European Union to boost growth.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
European Commission says failure to apply customs rules in Northern Ireland “significantly increases the risk of smuggling”.
EU launches four new legal actions against UK government for breaking Northern Ireland protocol 22/07/2022
The European Commission has launched four new legal actions against the UK government for breaking parts of the Northern Ireland Brexit deal.
‘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’.
Simon Coveney says new legislation will break international law and damage relations between UK and EU.
Literature lovers in Spain are among those feeling the post-Brexit pinch, forced to pay more for books they love due to customs charges.
New fears that UK will breach international law with plan to tear up Northern Ireland Protocol 08/06/2022
Government legal adviser warns it cannot be argued ‘credibly’ that there is no alternative to unilateral move.
Caller who voted Brexit for 'less bureaucracy' has goods held 'hostage' and stock delayed 14/05/2022
This frustrated business owner who voted for Brexit because she was "fed up with the bureaucracy" of the EU now has "more of it" as her business struggles to cope with additional costs and delays.
‘Brexit ruined my business almost overnight’: UK dealer says his income has plummeted by 60% since Britain left the EU 28/04/2022
Almost all of Steve Shovlar’s clients are based in Europe—but added taxes and red tape are putting them off.
Gemma Lee handed hefty tax bill for lifesaving 'miracle' drugs because of post-Brexit rules 13/04/2022
A terminal cancer patient has been handed a hefty tax bill for her "miracle" lifesaving drugs, because of changes to how VAT is charged post-Brexit.
A small Cambridgeshire firm claimed business has "never been so good" since Brexit - but not everything is as it seems. / An article proclaiming how small businesses have “adapted to survive and thrive after Brexit” has been widely mocked on social media.
East Anglia's small businesses adapting to survive and thrive in post-Brexit world [4 mins] 05/04/2022
ITV News Anglia has been catching up with small businesses across the region to find out more about what the end of the UK's membership of the European Union has meant for their fortunes.
What impact has Brexit had on UK angling? 01/04/2022
“No part of the angling industry has remained unaffected by Brexit,” said Angling Times tackle editor Mark Sawyer. “The dream of Brexit sadly hasn’t been a reality for the angling trade, and while there are other issues such as the pandemic and shipping costs, Brexit has been an exacerbating factor.”
Rishi Sunak accused of wrongly claiming that VAT axe on solar panels only possible ‘thanks to Brexit’ 27/03/2022
A new EU directive is allowing member states to remove the charge for ‘supply and installation of solar panels’.
UK clothing and lifestyle brand Joules is terminating some of its wholesale agreements with stockists in the European Union. Drapers explores who else is following suit, and what the implications are.