Business groups give Brexit deal cautious welcome – updated

Logistics UK said it felt optimistic about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) finally thrashed out between the UK and EU on 24 December but cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole.Policy director Elizabeth de Jong said: “A deal is great news for the UK economy, since it removes the risk of tariffs being placed on almost ... [+]

Retail trade calls for enquiry into port chaos

The British Retail Consortium and the Food and Drink Federation are calling for an urgent parliamentary enquiry into the delays that have hit UK deepsea ports in the last few months. In a letter to chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee, Lilian Greenwood MP, and chair of the Commons International ... [+]

Shopkeepers warn of empty Brexit shelves

Major supermarkets in the British Retail Consortium are warning of empty shelves in the shops, ahead of a vote in Parliament tomorrow (29 January). They say that the UK is very reliant on the EU for fresh produce which could not be stockpiled in the event of disruption to the ... [+]

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