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Small businesses call for Government support to tackle climate change

According to new research, many are addressing energy usage, increasing recycling and investing in microgeneration, but only a third of those have a formal plan to tackle climate change within their business.

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Hospitality bosses develop new strategies to cope with staff shortages

Hospitality business owners have responded positively to the staff shortages caused by the pandemic, by increasing wages and implementing improved staff retention strategies.

Economy

Everything you need to know about the new WTO Services Domestic Regulation

New World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules are set to cut the cost of global trade by billions of pounds every year, it has been announced.

Economy

Brexit Freedoms Bill to be brought forward

The Brexit Freedoms Bill will be brought forward to “cut red tape” and improve trading conditions for British businesses, it has been announced. The new laws will make it easier to amend or repeal outdated “retained EU law” to support international growth.

Economy

Brexit: have your say on the future of customs

The Government is calling on businesses, traders and the public to have their say on the future of customs. The call for evidence comes after the introduction of full customs controls in January this year, forcing thousands of traders to change the way they do business.

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UK Single Trade Window to save traders time and money in wake of Brexit

The Government is planning to build a central hub to “encompass everything traders do” to support businesses in the wake of Brexit. Known as the Single Trade Window, the digital service will allow international traders to input all of their import and export data in one place.

Economy

Brexit: new competition rules to replace retained EU laws

The Government is set to repeal EU laws that discourage “efficiencies, investment, and innovation” and replace them with regulations that work for British businesses, it has been announced. 

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International trade: UK moves into second and final phase of accession to join CPTPP

The UK has moved into the second and final phase of accession to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it has been announced.

Economy

Industry leader says economy will be hit by removal of diesel rebate

The removal of the red diesel rebate in April will have a major impact on the economy, a leading construction business organisation has claimed, and called for the measure to be deferred.

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Brexit: UK exports to single market fall amid “unstable” trading environment

UK exports to the European Union have fallen by almost £20 billion since leaving the single market in 2021, a major study has revealed.

Economy

Post-Brexit customs rules eased to allow aid to flow to Ukraine

The Government has relaxed customs rules for goods heading to Ukraine after aid donations to the embattled country were held up due to Brexit confusion. The rules have been eased after post-Brexit bureaucracy left lorries with supplies meant for Ukraine stuck at the border in Dover for days.

Economy

£1.1m training fund gives helping hand to UK exporters

British exporters are being offered a helping hand with a training and consultancy package to help them boost their businesses. They are being given access to a £1.1 million programme to help them trade more effectively overseas.

Economy

How the Spring Statement will affect businesses and individuals

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement has attracted a mixed reaction, with some tax changes going ahead, some promised later and a hoped for move on VAT in the hospitality sector not appearing.

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Divided opinion over the introduction of new border import controls

The Independent news website earlier this week that the Government is exploring a delay to new controls on imports from the EU because of growing alarm over the cost of living crisis.

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Big fall in businesses exporting to EU ‘caused by Brexit red tape’

Industry experts said the fall is due to the extra red tape UK businesses must now comply with when exporting to the EU.

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Setting up in the EU – An alternative solution to Brexit trade challenges?

Many businesses are still trying to get to grips with the new and changing EU-UK trade rules more than two years on from Brexit. However, a growing number of UK companies are trying an alternative approach – setting up in the EU.

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What impact are Brexit rules having on EU-UK trade?

According to the latest LSE Centre for Economic Performance study, imports from the EU to the UK fell by a quarter relative to those from elsewhere in 2021

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Ports consider legal action after border controls delayed again

Further delays on border controls at UK ports caused by Brexit have led to some of the country’s biggest ports threatening to sue the Government.

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Post-Brexit row over Northern Ireland sparks trade war fear

The UK Government has announced it will introduce a new law to change the post-Brexit trade deal for Northern Ireland, known as the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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British science projects hit by Brexit row with EU

The EU is preventing British scientists from joining the €95 billion (£80 billion) Horizon Europe research funding programme.

Economy

Exports have still not recovered to pre-Brexit levels says survey

UK exports to the EU are still significantly below pre-Brexit levels, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Home Office facing probe over post-Brexit EU resettlement scheme

The Home Office is under investigation over whether it has fulfilled its obligations to EU citizens in this country who are seeking settled status.

Economy

How can tourism businesses achieve Net Zero?

Whilst the Government has outlined its plan to be Net Zero by 2050, your business should have a plan in place to lower its carbon footprint.

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Economy

Tourism Tax – Will it help or hamper small tourist businesses?

Firms that signed up to take part in a four-day working week trial have reported the scheme is going well at the halfway point.

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Chancellor implements basic rate tax cut a year early

Millions of workers will be paying less Income Tax from April next year.

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