Towards a fairer food supply chain: European Commission asks for input

The European Commission is launching today an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through an online consultation that runs until 17 November. There are indications that the added … Read more

10 years since the start of the crisis: back to recovery thanks to decisive EU action

The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union’s worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the initial set-up of the Economic and Monetary Union. … Read more

Local areas need £8.4 billion of EU funding replaced after Brexit

Local areas need €10.5 billion (£8.4 billion) of European Union funding replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid after Brexit, council leaders set out in a new report today. Since the EU referendum, the Local Government Association has repeatedly called for a government commitment to replace vital EU regeneration funding. In … Read more

Freight must be part of Brexit conversations, says FTA

As the Prime Minister meets business leaders at Downing Street today to discuss the potential economic impact of Brexit, the country’s largest membership association for freight and logistics has expressed serious dismay that the sector has once again been overlooked in planning for the UK’s exit from the European Union. “Logistics is the blood supply … Read more

International Trade Secretary delivers trade speech: ‘Beyond Brexit: Britain and the Global Economy’

Dr Liam Fox will deliver the speech at Geneva’s Graduate Institute. Today (Thursday 20 July) the International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, flies to Geneva to deliver a key note speech at the Graduate Institute, to set out the opportunities for the global economy from trade after the UK leaves the EU. In a speech entitled … Read more

BCC: ‘No deal’ not an option for business communities

Today the BCC publishes the results of a post-election survey on business views on the UK’s objectives in the EU negotiations. One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes a post-election survey of over 2,400 companies, which shows that while businesses have a range of views on … Read more