This week marks the third anniversary of Brexit. While for some it’s a cause to celebrate or say, “I told you so”, for European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their families falling through the cracks of the Home Office system, it is cause for concern.
Probably not the anniversary present the government was hoping to offer the public.
Record numbers of people are moving to the UK even as the pro-Brexit government promises to crack down on immigration. Roughly 50,000 EU citizens left the UK over a one-year period, while 331,000 non-EU citizens arrived.
Brexodus: Where have all the workers gone? 26/01/2023
The consequences of ending the free movement of people between Britain and the EU are becoming painfully clear.
Brexit barriers are having a significant impact on North East small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), hitting their exports as they struggle with regulations and red tape, a new report this week reveals. The region’s universities are another sector badly hit...
New analysis finds post-Brexit immigration system has reduced labour supply and UK workforce has fallen by 330,000 or 1% 19/01/2023
Interesting new analysis published this week by UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) considers how the post-Brexit immigration system has impacted the UK labour market in the two years since its introduction.
We're more than a quarter of a million employees short.
The OBR forecast that Brexit would cost the UK economy 4% of GDP now looks ridiculously optimistic as the damage mounts.
System working ‘broadly as Leave advocates promised’, say think tanks’ report. / Post-Brexit immigration rules have led to a shortfall of around 330,000 workers in the UK and had helped fuel inflation, according to top economists.
Mayor to use set-piece Mansion House speech to call for reformed relationship with Europe. / L ondon should be able to set its own immigration rules to ensure there are enough skilled workers to run essential services, according to Sadiq Khan.
If inflation stays high, will the PM be honest enough to agree with the Bank of England that leaving the EU is partly to blame?
A number of factors, including leaving the EU, are playing a part even as overall net migration to the UK - much of it to London - has hit a record high.
Sophie Stowers and Alan Wager look back on a year in Brexit, using the UK in a Changing Europe/Redfield and Wilton Strategies Brexit tracker poll to highlight five key trends in attitudes to Brexit in 2022.
'Your point is ridiculous': LBC's Lewis Goodall challenges think-tank Director's stance on Brexit [4 mins] 10/12/2022
Lewis Goodall disputes Bruges Group's Robert Oulds after his stance on Brexit contradicts facts.
Steady ‘erosion’ in support for Brexit amid economic gloom, says Prof John Curtice.
‘What bus?’: Brexit denial begins 26/11/2022
Lord Moylan has claimed Vote Leave never claimed Turkey was imminently going to join the EU.
Britain’s government insisted Thursday (24 November) that Brexit would pay off, even as new figures showed record levels of immigration six years after the country voted to quit the EU.
Commonwealth countries may have hoped that the British government’s promise to focus on the rest of the world after leaving the European Union would make it easier for members of the 54-member organization to live and work in the UK. But that hasn’t happened.
Fishing leaders from the north-east coast to Orkney and the Western Isles have joined calls to plead with the UK Government for a re-think of Brexit immigration rules.
Brexit has failed to deliver any notable economic benefits, more than six years after the vote to leave the EU, David Davis has admitted.
Jeremy Hunt insisted the UK would find a way to improve trading ties with the EU without rejoining the single market. / "The latest evidence suggests that Brexit has had a significant adverse impact on UK trade, via reducing both overall trade volumes and the number of trading relationships between UK and EU firms."
Britons facing ‘austerity’ budget as a direct result of decision to leave Europe, former Bank of England adviser says
This is not the Brexit you were looking for 11/11/2022
Apparently this Brexit is not the one Leave voters wanted, and is certainly not what Remainers wanted, but it’s the one we’re all having to live with.
High-profile Brexit backer Lord Simon Wolfson has renewed calls for the Government to let in more foreign workers to alleviate labour shortages that have plagued Scottish firms and the wider UK business community.