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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE POUND AFTER THE VOTE ON THE BREXIT BILL? By MoneyCorp
A major vote in parliament on 12th June on amendments to the Brexit bill delivered a lot of drama but little in the way of clear answers. On the surface, the government won the day and voted to reject the majority of the Lords’ amendments. However, there were heated words from both sides in parliament and PM Theresa May was harried by front and back bench alike. The morning of the vote brought the resignation of Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee. He resigned in order to vote against the government and accused the government of trying to "limit" Parliament's role in the process. In the end, Dr Lee abstained from the vote after receiving last-minute assurances of concessions from the government on the key issue of whether Parliament has any say on the final UK-EU Brexit deal.
BUSINESS BREXIT CHECKLIST
Brexit involves a lot of uncertainty – and many firms need to continue to think prudently about how the changes ahead may affect their operations. The Chamber Network's Business Brexit Checklist offers a helpful starting point, particularly for those firms that have not already begun to plan.
We hope this proves a useful tool for you!
BREXIT: THE ANSWERS BUSINESSES NEED
All across the United Kingdom, businesses are seeking answers to the practical questions they face over the UK’s pending departure from the European Union.
For Chamber member companies, the ultimate test of any Brexit deal is whether it delivers clarity. Answers to practical questions – rather than endless debates over institutional and constitutional arrangements – are what firms of every size and
sector need in order to take decisions, invest and prepare for the future.
As HM Government negotiates a future partnership between the UK and the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce will be assessing progress on these business-critical issues. Now – as deep negotiations on the future relationship have yet to
commence – we find that progress is RED on most issues and AMBER on the remaining issues.
Click here to view the Brexit Practicalities Scorecard
DEFRA are keen to speak to members involved in import and export of animal products about Brexit preparedness. Please let us know if you would be interested in speaking to DEFRA about their Brexit concerns and preparations.
UKTPO PAPER LAUNCH VIDEO
It is with great pleasure that we can now share with you the video for the Certificates of Origin paper launch with the UK Trade Policy Observatory! The paper (view here) is an important piece of evidence for a credible and confident case for the continued and increased use of Certificates Of Origin against the backdrop of the many changes brought on by Brexit.
This is the result of many months’ work and we cannot thank you enough for your help with the paper. We have collaborated with the very respected UKTPO on a combination of research, interviews with members, as well as responses from the latest International Trade Survey.