Brexit costs UK £9bn in lost exports, says ParcelHero

Brexit has cost the UK £9bn in lost exports, says ParcelHero. This has negated pro-leave campaigners claims that leaving the EU would allow £350m a week extra spending on the NHS; quitting the Union has meant that there is in fact is £173m a week less available to the health service. Parcelhero head of consumer research, David Jinks says that the broker has studied the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) ... [+]

End of Covid rules and Brexit take their toll on couriers

Over 15,000 transport and logistics companies failed in the first quarter of 2022 – 75% more than last year, says online delivery specialist, ParcelHero, quoting the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It said that the end of Covid lockdowns has reduced the need for courier and home ... [+]

Firms reshore as supply chain problems multiply

A Government Office for National Statistics report has admitted that supply chains are breaking down and stock levels are plummeting in the wake of Brexit and Covid and the Suez canal blockage, says ParcelHero.   However, it adds that the problems could result in ‘reshoring’ and bringing manufacturing back to the ... [+]

Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Brexit Multiverse of Madness

Claims by new Brexit opportunities minister, Jacob Rees-Mogg, says that the UK’s departure from the EU is already a success and that there is little evidence that it has caused trade to fall are wide of the mark, says ParcelHero. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks said that Mogg “appears ... [+]

Father Christmas’s ship may have already sailed, warns freight expert

Home delivery firm ParcelHero says the next two weeks are critical for retailers stocking their warehouses for Christmas, but a massive bottleneck at Felixstowe means container ships loaded with toys and gifts are now sailing away to EU ports, unable to unload in the UK.ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David ... [+]

Pros and cons of the EU’s new Import One-Stop Shop

British retailers selling to the EU face major VAT changes with the introduction of the EU Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) scheme, reports broker ParcelHero. From 1 July, British-based e-commerce companies only need to register and pay VAT in one EU country to sell goods not exceeding £135/€150 across the entire EU. ... [+]

Don’t let Scottish independence become a second Brexit shambles, says ParcelHero

Parcel broker Parcelhero is urging traders to consider the implications of Scottish independence, following the SNP’s historic win in the Holyrood elections.It says that ensuring the free flow of goods across English-Scottish borders must be part of any plans as the result could could pave the way for a second ... [+]

Think you can increase US sales? Think, again, warns parcels expert

Britain may be looking to the US as its target market in a post-Brexit world, but trading with that country has it problems too, says David Jinks, head of consumer research at parcels brokerage Parcelhero. The US is imposing duties of 25% on traditional British goods such as clothing and whisky as ... [+]

Christmas 2019 could be cancelled, says parcels expert

ParcelHero head of consumer research, David Jinks warns that next year’s Christmas could be cancelled if there is a no deal Brexit. He says: “I don’t want to sound like the Grinch; but if we experience a hard Brexit, the red tape and unanticipated duties to pay on gifts from ... [+]

Don’t panic?

The Government published a series of technical notices’ advising what steps would be taken in the event of a so-called ‘No deal’ Brexit next March – apparently a move to reassure business that it had matters in hand, though having the opposite effect on many people. The papers, which covered a ... [+]

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