Manufacturers warn of ‘devastating price war’ on consumers if tariffs are enforced in 2024.
Has British farming reached crisis point? Farmers say Brexit & free trade deals are risking our food security 28/08/2023
Worried farmers hit out at the government, telling NationalWorld it “has no interest in protecting the agricultural industry at all”.
David Bailey examines the potential impact of new ‘rules of origin’ requirements for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) under the Brexit trade deal, arguing that tariffs on UK-EU BEV trade would be self-defeating when both the UK and the EU are trying to encourage a switch to electric vehicles in order to reach net zero.
Brexit tariffs could close UK car factories 04/08/2023
One of the world’s biggest carmakers has warned it may be forced to close its UK factories if the government can’t renegotiate part of the Brexit deal with the EU.
Brexit cut profits for ‘nearly all’ independent retailers trading with EU, industry leader says 04/08/2023
Brexit made some businesses “suddenly uncompetitive” as costs and red tape increased, says the CEO of the British Independent Retail Association
Independent fashion retailers face mounting pressure from the cost of living crisis and rampant price inflation. Drapers examines their survival strategies. / The independent retail sector is battling rising energy costs, post-Brexit stock order delays and weak consumer confidence.
The long term future of a major vehicle plant and 1,500 jobs could be put in jeopardy if part of the Brexit treaty is not renegotiated, its plant director has warned.
New Brexit tariffs on electric car parts threaten the future of Vauxhall’s huge factory in Luton, the plant’s director has warned.
EVs being exported from the EU to the UK will still have tariffs on them from next year as a result of Brexit, despite a plea to defer the trade rule.
Britain should continue following EU car regulations to avoid extra costs for consumers, says the boss of Ford. / Tim Slatter's comments come as car manufacturers prepare for the first major review of Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.
Failure to bolster the supply chains for electric cars, coupled with looming post-Brexit tariffs, could cost the UK’s car industry over £100bn in growth, a leading industry group has warned.
European car makers are calling for a three-year delay in post-Brexit trade rules around electric cars – warning of both a loss of production and a potential €4.3 billion (£3.7 billion) tariff hit.
Post-Brexit rules forcing European automakers to source more electric vehicle components from Britain or the EU could cost them up to 4.3 billion euros ($4.7 billion) in tariffs and hit output, a leading industry body said on Tuesday.
As the UK-Australia trade deal comes into force, those close to the negotiations reflect on their dramatic — and farcical — climax.
How Boris blundered into £10bn Australia trade deal concession scrawled on paper in the loo 02/06/2023
‘Your boss has conceded the whole kingdom’, Australian negotiator said to have told Liz Truss.
Ministers were warned of the dangers of the EU trade deadline two years ago. Now, up to 200,000 jobs and £11bn worth of UK car exports could be in jeopardy.
Where are all those Brexit benefits? 20/05/2023
Project Fear has become Project Reality—just look at Britain’s car industry.
British car factories will be forced to close with the loss of thousands of jobs if the UK government does not renegotiate its Brexit deal immediately, automaker Stellantis has warned.
UK car industry is facing ‘existential crisis’ as argument over EV Brexit deal rumbles on 19/05/2023
Expert warns of ‘existential crisis for UK car industry. / Government insists EV problems ‘can be resolved within’ Brexit deal. / From next year, 45 per cent of an EV’s value should originate in the UK or EU to qualify for tariff-free trade.
Stellantis, which also owns Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat and employs more than 5,000 people in the UK, says its UK investments were in the balance due to terms of Brexit trade deal.
Post-Brexit India deal could cut thousands of jobs in Leave-voting areas, and hike food prices 18/05/2023
British rice milling industry faces wipe-out from part of a trade deal being discussed with India. First proposed by Boris Johnson, it is also predicted to raise consumer food prices and break UK limits on pesticides.
Jaguar Land Rover joins Vauxhall maker Stellantis in criticising Brexit deal, piling pressure on Government 17/05/2023
The current Brexit deal is “unrealistic and counterproductive” for electric car manufacturing and needs to be changed, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned.
Carmaking giant urges UK government to renegotiate rules to avoid expensive tariffs.
UK in talks with EU over softening Brexit trade rules after Vauxhall carmaker Stellantis warns of job losses 17/05/2023
Brussels unwilling to reopen the Brexit deal negotiated by Boris Johnson, but could consider ‘technical’ changes, i understands.
Rishi Sunak’s government is lobbying the EU to delay a change in manufacturing rules in the Brexit trade deal after the owner of Vauxhall warned it could shut its UK factories.