The UK has officially left the EU and many of us suffer from Brexit fatigue. With the mutant virus not doing our economy any favours we could all do with a dose of positivity. Regardless whether you perceive Brexit to be a good thing for your business or the opposite,...
On New Year’s Eve at 23:00 GMT, the UK completed its separation from the EU, left the Single European Market and Customs Union and became a “third country”. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was concluded on 24th December and contains new rules for living, working and trading with the EU.
After months of negotiations, the UK and European Union finally agreed a deal that will define their future relationship, which came into effect at 23.00GMT on 31 December 2020.
On 30 December 2020, one day before the end of the EU Transition Period, the UK and EU signed a crucial Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Save the dates for the British Chambers of Commerce upcoming series of webinars which will explore the new EU-UK Trade and...
The countdown is on until Brexit -but what are the implications for the Worcestershire commercial property market?
The clock is rapidly ticking down to the Brexit deadline but it has had very little impact on Worcestershire’s commercial property market so far, according to one of the county’s leading commercial property agents. John Dillon, Managing Director at commercial property...
We don’t have a crystal ball on Brexit, but we can see that when the transition period comes to an end on 1 January 2021, you and your business need to be ready. In this webinar HCR's experts answer your questions and help you prepare. Watch here:https:...
Commenting on the agreement in principle of the EU-UK Joint Committee to ensure the Northern Ireland protocol is fully operational as of January 1st 2021, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:
Commenting on GDP figures for October 2020 published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:
“The sharp slowdown in economic output in October reflected the squeeze on activity from the re-introduction of tighter coronavirus restrictions, including the tier system in England. Firms in hospitality, who are most acutely exposed to the renewed restrictions, suffering particularly badly in the month.
Just over 20 days remain to resolve a process which began in 2013 when then Prime Minister, David Cameron promised a referendum if he was victorious in the 2015 general election. 7 years on and the UK is on the verge of leaving the customs union without a trade deal in place, unless the Prime Minister can find common ground on major sticking points.
Talks are continuing between the UK and the European Union about a deal on their future relationship.
But both sides say the conditions for an agreement are still “not there” – so, the discussions could end with no deal.