New animal import rules and rules regarding the trade of plant, seed, and timber come into force next week. These new SRSF regulations should continue to apply even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, says Defra. Anna Tobin reports
Based on the UK agreeing a satisfactory trade deal with the EU, the latest CBI economic forecast predicts that GDP growth for the next two years will remain modest at 1.3% in 2019 and 1.2% in 2020 and pick up to 1.8% in 2021. If a deal isn’t reached the picture is much less rosy. Anna Tobin reports
The quarter-four MakeUK/BDO Manufacturing Outlook finds Britain’s manufacturers are ending the year at a standstill, a result of the political uncertainty and downturn in major global markets. Anna Tobin reports
If Boris Johnson wins the election, the UK will officially leave the EU by the end of January.
Yet leaving the EU will simply be “the end of the beginning,” in Churchill’s famous phrase. The really hard part of Brexit will be about to begin. And there will be just eleven months left before the end of the Transition Agreement on 31 December 2020.
Supply chains must prepare for the worst as we still remain in the dark over the future of Brexit, says Daniel Ball, business development director at international e-Procurement and spend management solutions provider Wax Digital
Avoiding No Deal and delivering a confidence boost to business through action on infrastructure, immigration, skills and business costs must be at the forefront of the next Government’s agenda says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Anna Tobin reports
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