Business concerns as latest trade figures released

19 October 2021

Total imports of goods, excluding precious metals, fell by £1.3 billion (3.1%) in August 2021, driven by a £1.2 billion (5.6%) fall in imports from non-EU countries, while imports from the EU fell slightly by £0.1 billion.

Using the Harmonised System for trade between the UK and EU

18 October 2021

We reported recently that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had produced a series of guides relating to originating status of goods and preferential tariff treatment under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) (see HMRC sets out rules for moving goods between UK and EU).

NHS England announces emergency funding and GPs access plan

18 October 2021

NHE England has published Our Plan for Improving Access for Patients and Supporting General Practice, together with announcing funding of £250 million for general practice to “increase the proportion of appointments delivered face to face”.

Free training in new technical skills on offer

18 October 2021

Thousands of working adults will soon be able to benefit from free courses that will help them to rapidly upskill or retrain, as part of the Government’s drive to plug skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives.

Extension to cabotage rights is proposed

18 October 2021

To alleviate pressures with the supply chain due to lorry driver shortages, the Government is proposing to implement a temporary legislative extension of road haulage cabotage.

Cumulation of origin in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

15 October 2021

We reported recently that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had produced a series of guides relating to originating status of goods and preferential tariff treatment under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) (see HMRC sets out rules for moving goods between UK and EU).