MPs demand right to check on EU trade talks

11 May 2020

Parliament’s European Scrutiny Committee (ESC) has called on the Government to schedule a debate and vote in the House of Commons on the EU’s mandate for negotiating a future relationship with the UK.

Prime Minister sets out cautious and conditional plan

11 May 2020

If employers were reading the newspapers at the beginning of last week, they could have been forgiven for expecting a major shift in the Government’s approach to dealing with the coronavirus, if not quite a return to “normal”.

Fake COVID-19 pharmaceuticals from trade risks lives

11 May 2020

Recent seizures of fake medical supplies being marketed as protection against COVID-19 underscore the need to address a growing international trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals that is costing billions of pounds a year and putting lives at risk.

Ten steps to keep trade moving

6 May 2020

Early evidence shows that the current pandemic is causing international trade to collapse, threatening access to goods and critical supplies as countries adopt radical measures which put transport systems and supply lines under tremendous stress.

UK and US start trade negotiations

6 May 2020

The proposed trade agreement with the United States that featured so prominently during the Brexit debate has moved a step closer to reality with the launch of the first round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.

UKEF's approach to foreign content

4 May 2020

UK Export Finance (UKEF) helps UK companies of all sizes and in all sectors to export by enabling them to win business, perform contracts and get paid through a variety of guarantee, lending and insurance products.

Government consults on how workplaces can reopen

4 May 2020

Trade unions and employer organisations have been asked for their views on a draft Government plan setting out how and when anti-coronavirus restrictions can be relaxed so that more people can return to work.

Taking global trade online

1 May 2020

Companies are already beginning to prepare for trading in a post-coronavirus world, recognising that there will be major changes as a result of lessons learned during the pandemic.

Eligibility dates for Job Retention Scheme updated

1 May 2020

The Government guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme has been updated as of 15 April 2020. Eligibility for the Scheme has changed and the key date for eligibility is now 19 March 2020 instead of 28 February 2020.