‘Covid is not the problem – Brexit is the problem’, says British Beauty Council boss on sales slump.
Brexit: three in five export businesses see no positive effect of free-trade deals, government research finds 16/08/2023
The ability to sign free trade deals independently was touted as one of the main positives with Brexit, however agreements with Australia and New Zealand have been predicted to have limited economic impact.
Survey of exporters shows increased pessimism about benefits of post-Brexit trade deals. / British firms are increasingly pessimistic about the benefits of post-Brexit free trade deals, according to the government’s own research.
CE symbol due to stay after government U-turn.
The U.K. government backs down amid pressure from concerned firms. / British businesses will be allowed to continue to use the European Union's safety mark indefinitely, the U.K. government announced Tuesday — in a climbdown from previous post-Brexit plans.
UK businesses facing increased costs and supply chain issues in post-Brexit system – new from UKTPO 15/03/2023
New analysis released today (Wednesday 15 March, 2023) by the University of Sussex’s UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), reveals that UK businesses are struggling with increased costs, labour and skill issues and supply shortages and issues following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Study by British Chambers of Commerce reveals flagship bill to purge EU laws is low priority for firms.
Businesses had protested that the ‘UKCA’ quality mark represented pointless and costly red tape.
The U.K. is postponing checks on imported food and fresh products from the EU until the end of 2023, as it announced a review of the post-Brexit regime.
LSE finds one-third decline in trading relationships under Boris Johnson’s deal – which has hit small firms hardest. / Brexit red tape means the UK has “stopped selling” many products to smaller EU countries, according to alarming new evidence of the impact on trade.
UK businesses that trade with Europe are continuing to have a tough time because of post-Brexit bureaucracy, according to an investigation carried out by the Financial Times.
Jacob Rees-Mogg raises business hopes by saying there is ‘no point’ to tests – but is slapped down by No 10
Just one in eight companies say the deal has been beneficial for them, British Chambers of Commerce finds.
Britain’s trade with the European Union has been dented by Brexit, with businesses facing greater costs, paperwork and border delays since the UK’s full withdrawal, a watchdog panel of MPs said Wednesday.
Modelling projects 29-mile queues from potential delays caused by new digital controls, says trade body.
Brexit has been ‘big success’ says government – despite 60% of exporters struggling with red tape 31/01/2022
Top business body calls for ‘urgent action’ to ease trading barriers.
Export health certificates on food from the EU will now only be needed from July 1 next year - instead of October 1 under previous plans - after a crisis of lost lorry drivers and empty shelves.
ONS figures could be a sign that the UK is losing its overall competitiveness, say experts.