LGA: simplify EU rules over how councils buy goods and services after Brexit

Simpler rules regulating how councils buy goods and services after Brexit could boost local growth and create jobs, the Local Government Association says today. Council leaders say the Government needs to introduce a more efficient UK system regulating how councils buy goods and services when we leave the European Union. The LGA said this could … 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

UK takes key step towards fair new fishing policy after Brexit

The Government has announced it will withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention. The United Kingdom will take an historic step towards delivering a fairer deal for the UK fishing industry this week by triggering the withdrawal from an arrangement that allowed foreign countries access to UK waters, Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed today. As part of … Read more