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Many firms 'have not considered Brexit effect'

23.09.2020 19:11


Only half of UK firms that trade internationally have assessed the impact of Brexit, says a business group.

Tags: UK, Brexit
From: news.yahoo.com

Macron crisis: French mayor EXTREMELY worried about no deal Brexit - 'Economic tragedy!'

23.09.2020 15:31

FRANCE is staring down the barrel of a fishing catastrophe if the European Union fails to reach a Brexit trade deal with the UK, a leading French official has warned.

Tags: UK, EU, ISIS, France, Brexit, Mac
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Brexit: Lorry drivers will need a permit to enter Kent after transition period

23.09.2020 14:09

The government plans to create an internal border to prevent gridlock on the county's motorways.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Spain finally admits devastating no deal Brexit risk and is desperate for Gibraltar deal

23.09.2020 13:51

SPAIN has finally admitted the huge damage a no deal Brexit would do to the economy, amid fears its crucial relationship with Gibraltar could be at risk if there is no trade agreement between the UK and EU.

Tags: UK, EU, Brexit, Economy, SPA
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Wednesday evening news briefing: Rishi Sunak poised to unveil furlough successor

23.09.2020 12:17


If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Sunak poised to unveil successor to furlough scheme Rishi Sunak has a problem. His furlough scheme, which successfully protected millions of jobs through the first lockdown, closes at the end of October. It has been winding down since August, encouraging people to go back to work and limiting the bill to the Treasury, which currently stands at £40bn. But a resurgence in the virus means new restrictions have been introduced, with experts warning the economy could "easily" slide back into reverse this autumn. The Treasury is working on plans for a successor to the furlough scheme to fend off a wave of unemployment in the autumn, with the Chancellor set to give a statement to the Commons tomorrow on his plans to protect jobs. This reportedly includes the possibility of the state subsidising the wages of workers able to work 50-60pc of their normal hours. Yet if this does not seem feasible, financially or politically, what other options does Mr Sunak have? Tim Wallace sets out what the Chancellor could take from other nations. Tonight will see Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer make his own address to the nation on the BBC, which you can get an update on here. It comes after Boris Johnson set out the latest national restrictions on TV last night. But confusion still hangs over the nation after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab issued a stark warning to the public that if the coronavirus rules are not obeyed, Britain could face a second lockdown by Christmas. It comes as the UK has recorded 6,178 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours - the third highest daily total since the pandemic began. Here is what a second lockdown could mean for house prices. Perhaps Sir Keir will hope his address isn't seen by Matt Lucas after his Great British Bake Off spoof of Mr Johnson's briefings. Lorry drivers need post-Brexit permit through Kent Lorry drivers will need permits to access Kent or face police action in a bid to avoid post-Brexit gridlock, the Government has said. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said work is ongoing to avoid the possibility of 7,000-truck-long queues in the county caused by a lack of preparation for the end of the Brexit transition period this December. Conservative former minister Damian Green said such a prospect would "send a chill" through his Ashford constituents. Mr Gove confirmed the so-called 'Kent Access Permit' is being readied, but did not confirm exactly when it would be up and running. Our politics liveblog has details of his appearance in the Commons. It emerged JPMorgan is moving about €200bn (£184bn) of assets from the UK to Germany as the end of Brexit transition period approaches. For worried bosses, read five ways businesses can prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period. Prince Harry risks diplomatic row over US voting drive The Duke of Sussex has urged people in the US to "reject hate speech" as he risks a diplomatic row by joining a voting drive for the country's upcoming presidential election. The Duke, who as the grandson of the Queen has until now felt an obligation to remain politically neutral, appeared alongside his wife in a video on the US voting registration day. The Duchess, who is an American citizen and has undertaken several recent events ahead of the election, said: "Every four years, we're told, 'This is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is." It comes as bookmakers put Meghan at 100/1 to be the next US president. Read what Prince Harry said sitting beside her in the video broadcast. At a glance: Latest coronavirus headlines Travel latest | 'Do not book overseas holidays', pleads Sturgeon Bringing in the Army | Military will not be needed, says police chief Sir Paul Smith interview | 'I've never faced challenge so devastating' Dragging on | Majority thought pandemic would be over by now Corner shops | Small retailer trial to offer free cash withdrawals Also in the news: Today's other headlines Racial prejudice | Uncle Ben's rice products will be renamed Ben's Original after its owner Mars acknowledged that the logo depicting an elderly African-American man promoted racial stereotypes. The revamped Ben's products, which feature the same blue font, orange packaging and half of the name, will hit shelves in 2021. The change comes as Colston Hall has been renamed Bristol Beacon following protests over its association to the slave trade. Read on for details. Coffee spiked | Train station cleaner put detergent in boss's drink British diplomat | Cause of death remains 'unascertained' Alexei Navalny | Putin critic discharged from German hospital End of the phone charger? | Tiny 'wind turbines' may be used instead Tasty discovery | Monkeys find new species of truffle Around the world: 470 whales stranded, feared dead Rescuers trying to free a pod of whales beached off the Australian island of Tasmania said today they had found another 200 stranded mammals, bringing the total to 470 and making it one of the country's biggest beachings. As a rescue effort began its third day off the southern island's rugged west coast, rescuers said they spotted another large group of pilot whales during an aerial reconnaissance of remote Macquarie Harbour, and most were believed to be dead. Watch shocking footage. Wednesday interview 'They started shooting each other - and I started running'

Only a quarter of UK businesses say they are ready for Brexit, with less than 4 months to go

23.09.2020 10:06


Statistics revealed by Michael Gove painted an alarming picture of Britain's readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Tags: UK, Brexit
From: news.yahoo.com

Queues of 7,000 lorries outside Dover: Michael Gove's leaked warning on no-deal Brexit

23.09.2020 6:00

Michael Gove today warned of "significant change and challenge" when Brexit is finally completed in 100 days — including a risk of queues of 7,000 lorries stretching across Kent.

Tags: EU, Brexit
From: www.standard.co.uk

Brexit letter warns of 7,000-truck queues in Kent

22.09.2020 23:33

Exporters to the EU face two-day delays to trade after transition period ends, a cabinet minister warns.

Tags: EU, Export, Brexit
From: www.bbc.co.uk

Brexit: Queues in Kent could be 7,000 trucks long and last days, Michael Gove says in leaked no-deal plan

22.09.2020 20:13


Ministers have warned of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent after the Brexit transition period ends as a worst-case scenario if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, responsible for no-deal planning, has written to logistics groups with the Government's "reasonable worst-case scenario" planning, which warns of possible two-day delays for cargo travelling to France in January. Mr Gove is due to outline the scenario work, which the Cabinet Office stressed is not a forecast, in the Commons on Wednesday. It comes as the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier prepares to travel to London for further informal talks with his counterpart Lord Frost as efforts continue to strike a post-Brexit trade deal. But in the document sent to logistics associations, which has been seen by Press Association, Mr Gove warned that changes were coming with or without a deal.

From: news.yahoo.com

Brexit: Boris Johnson clears crucial Commons hurdle in bid to push through Internal Market Bill

22.09.2020 17:23


The Brexit legislation enabling Boris Johnson to alter key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement cleared a major Commons hurdle on Tuesday night. The Internal Market Bill cleared its committee stage after an amendment tabled by the Government to head off a Tory backbench rebellion was accepted without the need for a vote. Mr Johnson was last week forced to agree to give MPs a vote before ministers can use powers related to Northern Ireland which would breach the divorce deal and international law. While the legislation will return to the Commons next week, ministers intend to delay its final stages in the House of Lords until after a crunch EU summit in mid-October where they hope to sign off on a trade deal. This would likely mean that the Bill would not return to the Commons again until December, just weeks before the transition period ends.

From: news.yahoo.com

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