Sobering assessment of hard Brexit impact on all-Ireland industry BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the drinks industry on both sides of the border, the sector's trade association has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sobering-assessment-of-hard-brexit-impact-on-allireland-industry-37418853.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37418851.ece/26f9f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-15_new_44909880_I3.JPG Email A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the drinks industry on both sides of the border, the sector's trade association has said. The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) warned that the UK leaving the EU without an agreement in place would hit Northern Ireland's whiskey distilleries and cider producers who use Armagh apples. It would also mean delay and disruption to 23,000 annual cross-border truck movements, unnecessary tariffs on cross-border supply chains and put at risk around … [Read more...] about Sobering assessment of hard Brexit impact on all-Ireland industry
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King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima will meet Dutch compatriots worried by Brexit during a state visit to Britain this month, palace officials said. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will host the Dutch monarch in an October 22-23 visit that "reaffirms the excellent ties between the... North Sea neighbours," the Royal House of the Netherlands said in a statement late Monday. "The visit will focus on common social challenges, peace and security, including military cooperation, and the economy and innovation," the statement added. But in a sign of growing anxiety about Britain's departure from the EU in March 2019, the king and queen will also "meet Dutch nationals who are concerned about the consequences of Brexit". The future of three million EU nationals living in Britain and a million Britons on the continent remains uncertain as Brexit negotiations on a divorce deal go down to the wire. The announcement came as British media including the Guardian and Telegraph reported that … [Read more...] about Dutch king to hear Brexit worries on UK state visit
News / UK and world by Press Association October 9, 2018, 12:04 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Brexit could have a “catastrophic” impact on UK cancer research and may trigger a manpower crisis, a new study has said. Overseas staff contributed to nearly 80 per cent of papers published in the UK and collaboration with EU scientists has become increasingly common. Restrictions on free movement envisaged after the separation risk undermining care based on the science, a Queen’s University Belfast-led review showed. Professor Mark Lawler, from the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s, said: “Nearly 20 per cent of our research staff are non-UK born. “The Brexit effect on our research reputation could be catastrophic, and given that high quality research underpins better cancer outcomes, we risk undermining the cancer care of our patients.” Next March’s looming … [Read more...] about Report warns of Brexit effect on UK cancer research
Half the public believe Brexit will have a negative impact on the country, a new poll shows today. The data also indicates an overwhelming majority of people are critical of the Government's handling of the exit talks. Just a third of voters think they will be better off in five years as a result of Britain quitting the European Union, the ComRes survey for BBC Radio 5 Live found. Some eight out of 10 voters, 79%, think the exit negotiations have been handled badly by the Government. Prime Minister Theresa May has faced intense criticism from within Tory ranks about her Brexit blueprint and around 50 Brexiteers met to war-game ways to oust her last Tuesday evening. Extracts released over the weekend of an interview that will air on Monday evening revealed the PM is irked by the talk surrounding her future as leader. She told BBC Panorama's Inside No 10: Deal Or No Deal?: "I get a little bit irritated but this debate is not about my future, this debate is about the future of … [Read more...] about Brexit ‘will have negative impact on UK’ say half of voters in poll
Britain’s fashion industry didn’t vote for Brexit: 90 per cent of designers told the British Fashion Council they were voting remain. But with less than seven months to go before the UK formally cuts its ties with the European Union, this £28 billion sector has to get three very different looks ready to future-proof business. Richard Lim, chief executive of analyst Retail Economics, outlines the potential scenarios: ‘Hard Brexit — where existing trade deals disappear, and designers, retailers and manufacturers would have to pay to trade with the EU — would mean clothing and footwear tariffs of about 11 per cent, or just over £1 billion more each year.’ A second option is a free trade agreement, ‘but we don’t know what kind of strings will be attached — it’s hard for businesses to plan’. Third, the UK could remain part of the customs union, but that seems unlikely given that Theresa May has already … [Read more...] about How will Brexit impact the UK fashion industry?