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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Brexit round-up 10 March

14 March 2019
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We know that Brexit is one of the key issues you need to keep abreast of in order to plan for the future of your businesses. This dedicated weekly update will help you stay ahead.

Key take away this week

Well it is the morning after the night before.  After a night of reflection on the impact of the second defeat of the Brexit deal, the direction of travel is still woefully unclear. A no deal Brexit is more likely, though we still have the parliamentary debate on this, and there is still time for a revised deal before the clock runs out.  To inspire us all with confidence for avoiding a no-deal Brexit, the Government today launched a list of tariffs we will all experience, unsurprisingly there are still substantial tariffs on products of animal origin.


With vast amounts of legislation still needed, progress slow and there being apparent errors in the drafts published, the full picture of the UK's future regulatory regime is yet to emerge.  However, from what we have seen to date, we will have taken an already complex system and made it even more complicated. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more.


Brexit Developments

No.10 publish speech by Prime Minister in Grimsby on 8th March. View >The Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly Government have issued a joint statement. View >

Business organisations highlight potential impact of a no deal Brexit: Confederation of British Industry > British Retail Consortium >

DEXEU publish details of impact of a no deal Brexit on international agreements: DEXEU have published details by sector of the potential impact on a variety of international treaties including those on competition, customs, environment, fisheries, food and drink, insurance, intellectual property, mutual recognition, organic equivalence, trade. View >

Ring fencing of citizens rights in case of a no deal Brexit:DEXEU has written to the EU to request that citizens rights should be protected whatever the result of the ongoing negotiations. View >

Rules for providing services: BEIS has published detailed guidance on trading in services with the following countries: Belgium > Croatia > Hungary >Iceland > Latvia > Liechtenstein >Malta >Netherlands >Norway >Poland > Portrugal > Slovakia > Sweden >


View more stories in the full update >


Scottish Food & Drink event


Join the specialists at DWF and Zero Waste Scotland for a discussion on the key themes, including Brexit, new technology and the circular economy, for the food and drink sector this year. Edinburgh, 21 March. Register here >


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