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A Potted Saga in the Quest for Independence

Our vote to leave the EU in June 2016 on its own has caused much uncertainty and continues to do so as the negotiations are ongoing, the Conservative government however certainly hasn’t helped the situation with a change of leader soon after the referendum causing yet more uncertainty and concern. Then after the Easter bank [...]

By |2017-09-20T16:51:22+01:00September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

McLaren shifts supply chain back to the UK

In a move that could be followed by other UK manufactures McLaren shifts supply chain back to the UK. The luxury car company is boosted by the weak pound and focuses on domestic components. When I started my business career on the Birmingham Stock Exchange in the mid-sixties there were many motor component companies in [...]

By |2017-09-10T23:41:15+01:00September 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

UK banks call for clarity over EU cross-border contracts – September 2017

Banks based in Britain have called for legal clarity over whether contracts that underpin €1.3tn worth of their cross-border financial transactions will continue to be valid after Brexit. UK Finance and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe have issued a joint paper calling for prompt action to ensure that contracts providing cross-border financial services, [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:42:59+01:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Economic Response to the Drop in Sterling has been Weak – September 2017

The fall in sterling following last year’s EU referendum has failed to boost UK economic growth, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Friday. The business group said there was “no sign on the horizon of a return to healthier levels of growth” as it published its latest quarterly forecasts. The pessimistic outlook stems from [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:45:28+01:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Brussels kicks up Brexit stink over Parmesan and Champagne – September 2017

Surprise move as UK urged to recognise intellectual property rights after exit. The EU is demanding Britain legislate to recognise products such as Champagne, Parmesan and Beaufort cheese after Brexit, in a position paper seeking to protect some of Europe’s most sensitive exports in future trade relations. The unexpected request on post-Brexit intellectual property rights, including “geographical [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:38:54+01:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Falling Behind the Eurozone – September 2017 Authored by Bob Devine

The diverging momentums of the Eurozone and UK economies has provided a remarkably consistent story this year.  Composite PMIs are leading indicators of growth momentum in an economy. As the chart shows, the UK has been falling behind the Eurozone this year. With only a singular exception, the UK composite PMI has lagged behind all [...]

By |2017-09-08T15:20:47+01:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Staff placements continue to rise sharply in August – September 2017 – REC

Key points:  Permanent placements and temp billings both rise at marked rates Demand for staff increases at fastest rate since April 2015 Candidate availability declines at quicker pace, pushing pay rates higher Summary: The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on [...]

By |2017-09-08T09:49:20+01:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|18 Comments

BREXIT and its impact on outsourcing January 2017 – Authored by Amelia Bishop

We’re not entirely clear yet on how BREXIT will affect outsourcing. But we do know that the UK’s departure from the EU will have a deeper impact on outsourcing than any other sector.   Naturally, you’ll feel the full force of this impact if you’re currently using the services of an offshore company rather than [...]

By |2017-09-07T20:57:22+01:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BREXIT and SME’s February 2017 – Authored by Amelia Bishop

The UK’s referendum result in June 2016 which resulted in our leaving the EU has triggered one of the biggest change programmes the UK has seen for hundreds of years, the changes will be wide and deep and will certainly hit all of us in business today. Whichever way you voted no longer matters because [...]

By |2017-09-07T20:44:10+01:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food Manufacturing and Labour Considerations

Food Manufacturing in BREXIT Britain Background It is well known that manufacturing and in particular the food industry rely heavily on the flexibility that seasonal workers contracts offer over permanent full-time contracts, the majority of which come from countries within the EU. A situation that has already been challenged with [...]

By |2017-09-07T14:56:24+01:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments