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It’s vital that firms prepare for Brexit now says Forbes Burton’s Rick Smith

It’s vital that firms prepare for Brexit now says Forbes Burton’s Rick Smith

With another Brexit deadline looming, Rick Smith, managing director of business rescue and recovery consultants Forbes Burton, dives into how the break from the EU is likely to affect British businesses

New SRSF EU food, plant and timber trade rules should apply deal or no deal

New SRSF EU food, plant and timber trade rules should apply deal or no deal

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

UK GDP growth dependent on EU deal hints CBI Economic Forecast

UK GDP growth dependent on EU deal hints CBI Economic Forecast

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