International Logistics Expert Says He Believes Businesses Will See Government’s Transition Period Stance As Irresponsible.

An international logistics expert has said he believes British businesses will see government statements that it will not seek to extend the UK’s post-Brexit transition period, despite the covid-19 crisis, as irresponsible. Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, was reacting to comments in recent days by trade secretary Liz Truss, chief Brexit negotiator […]

Freight Association Believes Extension Of Brexit Transition Period Still Seems Likely.

As the stalled negotiations between the UK and EU started again this week, the head of the British International Freight Association has described the UK government’s insistence that it will not ask to extend the 11-month transition period as a very risky move. Robert Keen, the director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) […]

Mitigating The Risk Of Coronavirus To UK Supply Chains.

By Steve Purvis, Operations Director at Bis Henderson Space As manufacturers and retailers run down their ‘pre-Brexit’ stockpiles, pressure on warehouse space in the UK may appear to be tempered for the moment – although there can be little doubt that there will be another ‘cliff-edge’ event at the end of the year as the […]

Customs Clearance Consortium Meeting The BREXIT Challenge.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of customs union is in place, or whether there is a free-trade agreement. After Brexit, full customs declarations will be required…” Carol-Ann O’Keeffe – The Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. UK estimate a five-fold increase in the number of declarations as a result of Brexit. This generates a staggering 200 million additional […]

Greater Business Awareness Of Brexit Impact Encouraging But More To Be Done.

Following the publication of the survey results from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation highlighting the level of Brexit preparation among Irish businesses, Chambers Ireland continues to urge businesses across different sectors to review and prepare for the potential impact of the UK’s departure from the EU and to use the transition period time-frame […]

Brexit: Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail, Says FTA.

FTA, the business organisation which speaks for the logistics industry, welcomes the new clarity and direction that the General Election result provides to business in terms of Brexit planning. However, FTA is warning that, without the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, there is still the risk of a No Deal departure from the […]

Latest PwC-AWM Brexit Report Shows Ireland’s Potential To Be Centre For Funds.

PwC’s new report “Brexit and beyond: Assessing the impact on Europe’s asset and wealth managers” outlines the chief findings from qualitative interviews with senior executives at more than 20 global asset and wealth managers (AWMs), covering both the preparations for Brexit made by AWMs so far, and their views of what the future holds for […]