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Prime Minister Announces Third National Lockdown

Posted: 4 January 2021
From 00.01 on Wednesday people must stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.
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African Free Trade Bloc Opens for Business

Posted: 1 January 2021
African countries began officially trading under a new continent-wide free trade area on Friday.
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British Exporters Recognised in New Year’s Honours List 2021

Posted: 31 December 2020
The honoured exporters represent a diverse range of businesses, from sourcing PPE for the pandemic, green energy, trade policy negotiations and to services exports in the creative industry.
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EY: Brexit Readiness Guide for Businesses with a Few Days to Go

Posted: 20 December 2020
With UK-EU talks on the future trade and economic relationship continuing, what are final considerations before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020?
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What Brexit Means for Product Labelling and Marking

Posted: 19 December 2020
Changes will be required for placing goods on the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and EU markets, regardless of whether a UK-EU trade deal is agreed.
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UK Internal Market Bill Becomes Law

Posted: 17 December 2020
New laws to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom will come into force from 1 January 2021.
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What Is an ‘Australia-Style’ EU Trade Deal?

Posted: 13 December 2020
Boris Johnson and his ministers are contemplating the increasing likelihood of failure to negotiate a free trade deal with the EU and speaking of establishing an “Australian-style” relationship with the bloc from next year.
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EU Proposes Targeted Contingency Measures to Prepare for Possible “No-Deal” Scenario

Posted: 10 December 2020
The European Commission has today put forward a set of targeted contingency measures ensuring basic reciprocal air and road connectivity between the EU and the UK, as well as allowing for the possibility of reciprocal fishing access by EU and UK vessels to each other's waters.
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UK Points-Based Immigration System Opens

Posted: 1 December 2020
The new global system awards points for skills, having a job offer and speaking English.
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UK Strengthens Trade Relations with Singapore

Posted: 6 November 2020
The 6th annual UK-Singapore Economic and Business Partnership was held this week to strengthen and deepen the economic relationship between the UK and Singapore.
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Global Leaders Confirm Their Commitment to Paris Agreement Full Implementation

Posted: 4 November 2020
The UNFCCC and the Governments of the UK, Chile, France and Italy have issued a joint statement on the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
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Businesses Trading Timber Urged to Prepare for Change

Posted: 23 October 2020
Businesses trading timber between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) are being urged by the UK Government to take action to ensure they are prepared for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.
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New Guidance Published for Commercial Fishers, Merchants and Exporters

Posted: 21 October 2020
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is supporting businesses to prepare from 1 January 2021.
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Rishi Sunak Outlines Winter Economy Plan

Posted: 24 September 2020
Here is Winter Economy Plan speech in full as delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
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Winter Economy Plan to Support More Businesses In Coming Months

Posted: 24 September 2020
Central to the plan is a new Job Support Scheme, extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme, and flexibility for over one million businesses to pay back loans.
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