Country Profile — Switzerland

9 February 2021

One of the world’s wealthiest countries, landlocked Switzerland is keen to do more business with the UK in the wake of Brexit.

Environmental rules affecting businesses post Brexit

5 February 2021

The new trading relationship between the UK and the EU incorporates zero tariffs and zero quotas on goods traded between the Bloc and the UK. This agreement depends on both sides adhering to agreed high standards on climate change and environmental protection. In this report, John Barwise considers what this is likely to mean for UK businesses, going forward.

Mental health — staying sane at work during the Covid crisis

1 February 2021

After almost a year of localised and national restrictions, Vicky Powell looks at workers' mental health and how the pandemic has affected levels of depression, anxiety, stress and morale within the workforce, often in complex ways.

EU exit watch — Not with a bang but a whimper

1 February 2021

It may have been the pandemic taking the media attention away, or the fact that the final events coincided with Christmas and the New Year, but the end of four and a half years of division and sometimes bitter argument was strangely anticlimactic. We look at developments in the first month since the UK exited the institutions of the EU.

A good or bad Brexit deal?

20 January 2021

With a Brexit agreement done at the eleventh hour, is the deal the UK has struck a basis for a new trade and prosperity era or a red tape nightmare? Dave Howell reports.

Country Profile — Singapore

20 January 2021

One of south-east Asia’s original ‘tiger’ economies, Singapore offers huge potential for UK firms, especially in the digital and tech sectors, and in the wake of a recent post-Brexit trade deal.

The Brexit deal — a guide for business

18 January 2021

A deal has been done, so that there can be trade with no tariffs or quotas. In this article John Davison advises business owners how to adapt to the new rules.

Why following EU legislation is still a good idea

11 January 2021

For nearly 50 years UK businesses have had to take account of legislation arising from the UK’s membership of the EU. Paul Clarke examines the background to that legislation, describes to what degree it will apply now the UK has left the Union and discusses what impact future European law will have on those trading with the EU Member States.

Sending goods to the EU — problems and solutions

11 January 2021

A number of exporters to Europe have faced problems with sending their goods to the EU. Many lorries have been turned back at the border and over 150 have incurred fines in Kent for the failure to have complete paperwork. Here we identify the issues that are most frequently found and explain how to get it right first time.