Shortages

Is Brexit causing the Shortages?

Customers and businesses are seeing shortages of many products and the situation is getting worse. Ian Wright, CEO of the Food & Drink Federation, said the system that for decades had meant British consumers could expect a full range of food or drink items in their supermarkets and restaurants was “over” and probably not coming back.  PoliticsHome –…

Shortages

UK labour Shortages 2021- There’s a growing list!

Why shortages? The various shortages being reported separately every day are actually, generally, due to Brexit and particularly the Government policy of refusing to provide visas to EU citizens to do various kinds of work. The delays at the borders, caused by Brexit are also to blame. These will get worse rather than better. Interestingly,…

Exports

UK Export delays

A lack of customs agents and an increase in paperwork is having an impact on exports to the EU, according to Ian Wright from the Food and Drink Federation. 8 fold increase in paperwork, but no comparable increase in customs agents. Situation will get worse when import controls commence in October / January. BBC Farming…

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Priti Patel is deporting EU citizens who applied for Settled Status. We must stop them!

It is just over one month since the government’s deadline for applying to the EU Settled Status Scheme passed – and EU citizens are already paying the price. Deporting EU citizens In just the last week: It emerged tens of thousands of elderly and vulnerable people are at risk because they didn’t manage to apply…

Exports

Brexit’s damaging British trade – not Covid

Brexit is beginning to take its toll Brexit is beginning to take its toll. Trade with the EU is suffering and foreign investment is heading south. Neither trend is temporary and both harm the government’s stated aim of “levelling up” regions that until now have depended on overseas trade to create well-paid jobs. It’s not clear whether…

Services

The Lugano convention for Legal services broken by Brexit, can we rejoin?

International Legal services broken by Brexit Boris Johnson has spent decades agitating against the European Union and the last five years battling to free the United Kingdom from the shackles of regulation from Brussels. Now he’s in the awkward position of finding himself at the mercy of EU leaders for permission to rejoin an international treaty, or risk…

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Concern that Ports won’t be ready for Brexit Import checks!

Ports won’t be ready for Brexit Import checks at current rate of progress “From Oct. 1 new documentary checks come in and Jan. 1 is the date for the start of the full checks regime. That’s documentary with ID and physical checks at the new border control posts which haven’t opened yet, they are not…