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The greatest Brexit challenge you’ve never heard about

It is widely acknowledged that Brexit is going to present significant challenges for British international trade, irrespective of whether we reach a Free Trade Agreement with the EU before the end of the transition period. That in itself is looking an ever more remote possibility with both parties playing hardball and the UK Government’s unprecedented

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UK to follow WTO subsidy rules

UK to follow WTO subsidy rules

The Department for Business has confirmed that the UK will follow World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules regarding subsidies following the end of the transition period, replacing EU state aid laws from January 1st.  The rules will cover financial assistance granted by governments and public bodies to businesses, something which has become a sticking point during

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UK tech exports predicted to grow 35% by 2025

UK tech exports predicted to grow 35% by 2025

Tech exports from the UK could be set to grow 35% over the next five years according to a new report, worth over £8 billion. According to Tech Nation’s report Unlocking Global Tech which looked to asses the value of UK digital tech exports and opportunities for the future, UK exports are booming with the

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Brexit offers ‘best chance’ of banning live animal exports

Brexit offers ‘best chance’ of banning live animal exports

The Government is being urged to make good on its’ manifesto pledge to stop the exports of live animals with Brexit affording the best opportunity to push through the relevant regulations.  Up until now, EU laws have stopped the UK banning live exports, and the RSPCA, as well as Conservative ministers, are urging the Government

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Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ this year

Brexit deal ‘seems unlikely’ this year

The latest round of Brexit negotiations has seen talks going backwards according to reports, with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier saying the chances of striking a deal before the end of the year are looking ‘unlikely’.  With the countdown to the end of the transition period ticking on, the EU has warned that UK negotiators

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Trade between UK and EU won't 'collapse overnight' without agreement

Trade between UK and EU won’t ‘collapse overnight’ without agreement

An economist has reminded those fearing the consequences of a no-deal Brexit that trade won’t simply ‘collapse overnight’ if no agreement is reached before the end of the transition period.  Catherine McBride has noted that demand from both businesses and consumers will continue to drive trade and investment between the two sides – though that

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Post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hits unlikely snag

Post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hits unlikely snag

Trade talks between the UK and Japan over a post-Brexit trade deal were by all reports going in the right direction with both sides suggesting an agreement could be in place by the end of the month.  However, talks appear to have hit something of a hold-up. The culprit? Stilton cheese.  Talks have apparently been

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No-deal Brexit could relegate UK to minor leagues

No-deal Brexit could relegate UK to minor leagues

The former head of the World Trade Organisation has warned that a no-deal outcome to Brexit negotiations could relegate the UK from the top tier of world trade.  Pascal Lamy, who headed the WTO between 2005 and 2013, commented in a discussion with CoronaNonics that the UK faces a stark choice between minor or great

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Brexit business opportunity

Brexit: the greatest business opportunity for a generation?

We hear a constant stream of news and expert opinion about the significant challenges Brexit will bring to UK exporters, it almost feels like a doomsday scenario! Yes, we need to be prepared and there will be changes to the way we do business, but what about the opportunities?  There are not a lot of

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manufacturing brexit

How Brexit may impact the UK manufacturing sector

As the UK government and European Union negotiators continue in their search for a mutually-agreeable trade agreement, businesses have to carry on preparing for the end of the transition period as best as possible.  Whilst no future deal is guaranteed, what is almost certain is a change in the way the two parties do trade

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UK formally tells EU Transition Period won’t be extended

UK formally tells EU Transition Period won’t be extended

The UK government has formally notified the European Union that it won’t be seeking an extension to the Transition Period and wouldn’t accept one should it be offered.  Following the announcement, the government set out details of its accelerated border planning for controls on EU goods coming into the Great British marketplace from January 1st

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