Brexit

Insight / May proposes two-year ‘transition phase’ for Brexit

Theresa May has called for a two-year transition period after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 in a speech in Florence, Italy

Insight / Economic trends: removing currency risk post-Brexit

Carl Hasty, director of Smart Currency Business, provides a potted history of currency movements between sterling and the euro since the UK voted to withdraw from the EU, and examines the level of risk to the pound going forward

Tax / HMRC puts post-Brexit border tax costs at £800m

HMRC chiefs have warned MPs that the department will need thousands more staff to handle customs and tax requirements once new trade arrangements are established post-Brexit, and are examining a ‘Singapore-style’ option

Insight / Renison: Brexit talks hint at awkward break-up

As the latest phase of Brexit negotiations raises more questions than answers, relations between the UK and EU sides seemed frosty to say the least, but there are signs that there could be some progress before the ciritical October meeting European Council meeting, explains Allie Renison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors

Insight / UK calls for EU to be ‘more imaginative’ on Brexit customs deals

The UK government is urging the EU to   be ‘more imaginative and flexible’ in their approach to the movement of goods on the market post-Brexit, according to the latest update from the Department for Exiting the European Union (DexEU) which says it wants to minimise uncertainty and disruption for business

Tax / Farming: prospects post-Brexit - part 4

With the prospect of Brexit less than two years away, for the first time in more than 40 years, the UK can create its own farming policy. National Farmers Union chief economics adviser Dr Andrew Francis considers the pros and cons of a new tariff environment for the farming community and their tax advisers

Insight / Warning of ‘hard’ Brexit tax and skills losses

European Economic Area (EEA) citizens based in the UK pay more in income taxes than Wales and Northern Ireland combined, according to analysis by Opal Transfer, a fintech money transfer service, which warns that a ‘hard’ Brexit with strict controls on EU and EEA migration could result in a dip in tax revenues

Tax / Roy-Chowdhury: lower tax rates post-Brexit

Post-Brexit, the UK cannot afford to drop the headline tax rate to Singapore levels at 17%, but it has to compete or risk potential losses, says Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of taxation at ACCA

Insight / Catelin: government must secure transition period for customs post-Brexit

As Brexit negotiations begin in earnest, Institute of Directors EU and trade analyst Claudia Catelin considers the government’s stance on customs 

Insight / UK to take control of law from EU courts post-Brexit

The government has set out plans to end the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) after the UK leaves the EU, with the UK taking control of its own laws

Insight / Government sets position on access to official documents post-Brexit

The government, in its latest position paper, has outlined the UK’s stance on ongoing confidentiality obligations and access to official documents when the UK leaves the EU

Insight / Government policy paper on post-Brexit treatment of goods and services

The UK government has issued the latest Brexit paper, covering continuity in the availability of goods and services across the EU and the UK after March 2019, setting out its starting position for the next round of talks

Insight / Government to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit

The government has released a paper on the UK’s relationship with Ireland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit, stating that there will be no hard border and that the Common Travel Area will be maintained as well as the rights for UK and Irish citizens

Insight / Government publishes policy paper on future EU customs relationship

The government has published a paper setting out proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU post-Brexit, designed to allow UK businesses to continue to trade with their European partners in the future, while expanding their markets beyond the EU

Insight / PRA warns of Brexit regulation ‘extra burden’

Sam Woods, CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), has reiterated calls for UK financial services companies to have a transitional implementation period post-Brexit to adjust to the new relationship with the EU, and has indicated that work preparing for the changes ahead is putting a ‘a material extra burden’ on the regulator
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