Dover Port health body fears gangs of meat smugglers looking to bypass new post-Brexit checks 09/02/2024
Authority weighs up legal action against government over new checks on imported meat taking place 22 miles inland. / The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the country under new post-Brexit plans that will involve lorries from the continent being checked 22 miles inland, the port’s health authority has warned.
Four years after the UK quit the EU, the first border controls on imports from the continent have been introduced, with more to follow.
The long-delayed new rules, coming into force on Wednesday, are part of the UK Government’s introduction of a series of checks this year.
New biometric border controls being introduced for UK citizens due to Brexit could create “huge queues” of travellers, reports Noah Vickers, Local Democracy Reporter.
Sadiq Khan calls on ministers to prevent post-Brexit border checks set to cause Eurostar travel chaos 10/02/2024
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on ministers to prevent post-Brexit border checks causing Eurostar disruption.
Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 21 10/02/2024
Poor regulation of harmful chemicals, the City losing control of trillions, the music industry on its knees ... more Brexit consequences.
Everything from meat, fish, cheese to meat products will cost more in the UK due to Brexit border controls.
Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 19 27/01/2024
This week's Brexit downsides: half a billion in extra costs to import food, the collapse of trade talks with Canada and more.
Collapsed trade talks, new border checks, 14-hour queues at the border and medicine shortages... it's just another day in Brexit land.
New post-Brexit border controls coming in from Wednesday could result in higher prices and delays in fresh goods coming in from the EU. / It means significant new red tape, and more money out of our pockets on products like cheese, fish, and flowers.
New post-Brexit border rules, set to come into effect on Wednesday, have sparked fears of "serious biosecurity risks" and disruption to supply chains.
Post-Brexit controls on food, plant and animal imports to Britain from the EU have come into force.
Just as food inflation finally slows, new border checks will make EU produce more expensive in our shops.
Imports of chilled and frozen meat and fish, cheese and dairy products, and five common varieties of cut flowers will require an export health certificate, signed off by a European vet or plant inspector, before they can enter the UK.
Britons have been warned the price of imported food and drink could rise from today as new post-Brexit checks on come into force.
A Tory minister was left squirming over the extra costs being suffered by small businesses because of post-Brexit border checks.
24 hours of Brexit failures 26/01/2024
Collapsed trade deals, rising food prices, more border checks and not enough flowers for Valentine’s Day – thanks a bunch.
The price of many fruits and vegetables on sale in the UK is predicted to rise again when new post-Brexit import controls are introduced later this year.
British businesses are warning of a new wave of post-Brexit trade disruption because EU exporters are not ready for UK customs changes which start this month, and Britain's port infrastructure might be unprepared too.
NFU warns blanket import checks from April could fuel long delays and damage future crops. / The UK’s fruit and flower growers face an “existential threat” from new post-Brexit border checks that could damage business and affect next year’s crops, the country’s biggest farming body has said.
Despite the promise leaving the EU would help the UK control its borders, most people surveyed said Brexit had hampered the ability to control immigration.
We need to forge alliances to continue our global health leadership, writes the director of the Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations.
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.
A hotel employers' association in Spain has slammed 'chaos' at passport control in Tenerife South Airport following Brexit. Some arrivals have claimed that 'queues are miles long' for UK passport control, while EU passport holders 'sail through'.
Preliminary work has started on the upgrade of the border control post at Larne harbour. / The work is required as a consequence of Northern Ireland's Brexit deal.