RED wine, cheese, cured meat…they’re just the fun ones.Spain exports a wealth of fantastic produce to the world, and especially to the UK – €4 bn-worth if we’re counting.When the British Isles shiver – which is often – the population relies on a harvest-load of fruit and veg from Spain.But Brexit looks set to seriously threaten UK imports, affecting everyone from hipster London ‘foodie’ enclaves to budget supermarket vegetable aisles.Waiting times at borders, import tariffs and working restrictions could all see the inflow of Spanish food and drink into Britain dwindle to a trickle. The decline already seemed to be in motion in the months following the 2016 EU referendum.In the first year after the vote, sales of Spanish goods to Britain fell by 6%.According to the Bank of Spain the ‘agri-food’ sector, along with car manufacturing, represented almost half of the overall decline in sales.Things look even worse when you … [Read more...] about BREXIT FOOD MAP: Which Spanish produce will be most affected when the UK leaves the EU?
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Hundreds of jobs are expected to go at Nissan, trade deals worth billions could be axed, and experts are warning the North East will be the worst hit region. And, a No Deal Brexit is becoming a greater reality as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on March 29. When the UK leaves, forecasters are warning the North East's economy could shrink by 6.5% over the next 15 years - and up to 11% in the event of 'no-deal' exit. If there's no deal, 70 international trade deals will be gone , which includes Turkey where the North East exports food worth £480 million to each year, and Norway, which £180m of goods are exported to each year. Nissan announced it would be moving production of its X-Trail model to Japan, saying it was a business decision but also that the UK's unknown relationship with the EU was proving a hindrance. The UK and EU did reach a Brexit deal, but it was voted down in the House of Commons. Downing Street announced ministers were "ramping up" plans … [Read more...] about 21 ways you’ll be affected if UK leaves EU with no deal
THE United Kingdom will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, resulting in a number of significant changes which will affect individuals and businesses.To stay abreast of the Brexit progress and its implications, there are a number of websites, recommended or written by the British Government, which are updated as new information becomes available.*Official information for British people moving to and living in Spain, including Brexit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving, can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-spain The site contains current, official information, and was last updated on January 29.*Information about EU exit, including the article 50 process, negotiations and announcements about policy changes as a result of Brexit is available at:https://www.gov.uk/government/brexitTopics covered range from preparing your business for when the UK leaves the EU to living in Europe after Brexit.*Another useful government led site is ‘Prepare for EU … [Read more...] about BREXIT: Useful links to help get ready for UK leaving the EU on March 29
The EU has demanded the UK fork out for the £39bn divorce bill in the event of a no-deal Brexit . Theresa May had previously agreed to cover costs associated with membership of the European Union up until 2020. Now politicians in Brussels are reportedly demanding the money be paid in full - even if then UK crashes out without an agreement. The proposals have been revealed in contingency plans drawn up by the EU as the possibility of no-deal Brexit draws closer. A statement from the European Commission said: "All commitments taken by the 28 Member States should be honoured by the 28 Member States." "This is also true in a “no-deal” scenario, where the UK would be expected to continue to honour all commitments made during EU membership.” The demand is likely to infuriate hardline Brexiteers who say the money should be withheld as a bargaining tool to ensure a better compromise with the bloc. The EU is apparently ramping up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit … [Read more...] about Brexit: EU warns UK WILL have to pay £39bn divorce bill even if there’s no deal
There is a lot of confusion over what Brexit means for the health cover of Britons living in France. Kalba Meadows who heads up Remain in France Together (RIFT) has taken a look at what would happen to our healthcare after Brexit, in both a deal and a no deal scenario. Yesterday evening, many people found an unwelcome update from the UK government in their inbox, about healthcare for British citizens living in the EU if there is no deal. It stated - rather blandly and as though it was of no great import - this: “If you have an S1 certificate, it will be valid until 29 March 2019. After this date, the certificate may not be valid, depending on decisions by member states.” Unsurprisingly this has provoked something of a reaction today and has been picked up by many newspapers. And confusion reigns about post-Brexit healthcare in France for British residents, especially for those who are covered by the current reciprocal health care arrangement … [Read more...] about Brexit: What will happen to your health cover in France (deal or no deal)