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Truck driver shortage 2021 solved by making roads more dangerous

Brexiters couldn’t answer the question “Which EU laws do you want to repeal?” They’ve finally found the answer: Further soften the limit on the hours that HGV drivers work. Tired drivers = more dangerous roads! See video for more information The truck driver shortage 2021 The haulage industry problems are impacting on food and other…

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EU Citizen Settled Status and denial of offline proof

Deadline of 30th June 2021 for EU Citizens to apply for settled status The government has set (and recently confirmed) a deadline of 30th June 2021 for EU Citizens resident in the UK to apply for EU Citizen settled status. This requirement supersedes any previous granting of indefinite leave to remain from the days of…

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The regional economic impact of Brexit to date: many losers, few winners

Warwick University Econometrics Research Report – July 2020 The authors find that the negative impact of Brexit on the economy is larger in areas where : a) more people voted to leave b) the manufacturing sector is more prominent c) there are higher numbers of low skilled workers.

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Brexit transition status: If you must Brexit, think it through first!

The government’s preparations for regulatory trade negotiations are less advanced than they should be. Discussions are still taking place within government on the UK’s position on a number of important regulatory issues. This creates a real risk that the government will be pushed into making concessions it shouldn’t – or will fail to make concessions…

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Brexit has consequences that people should have known

In some ways, Brexiters, who despise EU bureaucrats and rail against extra-national decision making, seem to treat it as an act of nature that there are Europe-wide regulatory systems whereas, when transition ends, British citizens will be excluded from their provisions. The related underlying issue is that for many Brexiters the vote to ‘take back…