The pandemic has been vastly disruptive. It has prompted powerful responses from the government and the private sector. The number of new cases globally appears to have stabilised. Lockdown measures early in the quarter weighed heavily on UK growth but the recovery picked up some pace in June, with GDP rising 8.7% from May.
As Brexit starts to make its way back to the front pages, the tensions in the negotiations to date and the significant gaps between the parties have been laid bare.
The global trading system is in disarray. Global economic growth is slowing, half the G20 are now operating under openly protectionist agendas, and tensions between China and the United States remain high – despite faint promise of a truce earlier this year. But over in the UK, all of this is overshadowed by the continuing dispute over Brexit. The nation is bitterly divided, and we are fast approaching what could constitute a national crisis.
Hours ago, Theresa May faced a crushing defeat in the House of Commons and now faces a vote of no confidence in the UK Government as MPs voted on her… read more →
A possible No Deal Brexit will have a profound impact on any importers, exporters, traders or producers that trade between the UK and the EU. This includes corporates with large… read more →
HM Revenue & Customs has just published an updated version of the Partnership Pack on GOV.UK to help businesses plan for the possibility of a ‘no deal’ EU Exit. Businesses… read more →