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Ireland and Brexit

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Ireland has published a paper “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers”. A special concern for Ireland is the impact on customs duties, VAT and other tax revenues and what happens to the free-movement … Continue reading

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UK Ambassador to EU Makes Way for Brexit

The UK ambassador, representative, to the EU has stepped down early, to make way for their replacement, and deputy, before the invoking of article 50 and the ensuing negotiations. In leaving they also said that the UK has opportunities from … Continue reading

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High Court Article 50 Judgment Criticising Northern Ireland High Court

The England & Wales (E&W) High Court on 3rd November gave judgment on the legal process for invoking Article 50 and starting Brexit. See Miller v Sec of State for Exiting European Union [2016] EWHC 2768. The basis of that … Continue reading

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EU Commission Plans for 2017 – Tax & Brexit a Threat

Last week the European Commission published its work programme for 2017 “Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends” SWD(2016) 400. The Commission lists the UK Brexit referendum as an “uncertainty” and then goes on to refer to it as … Continue reading

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EU Problems Ratifying Canadian Trade Deal and Brexit

The EU’s long ratification process of its tax-free trade deal with Canada, known as CETA, hit another problem recently. A regional parliament within Belgium rejected the deal and under Belgian law, unless resolved, that blocks Belgium ratifying CETA. That in … Continue reading

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Unilever Tries Marmite-Gate in Ireland (Staying Inside EU)

Unilever tried Marmite-Gate with Tescos in the UK recently. The story was that, supposedly because of Brexit and currency changes, the supplier wanted to increase prices to the supermarket for thing likes Marmite, which is made inside the UK and … Continue reading

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HMRC August Trade Statistics and Brexit

HMRC has published statistics for the August 2016 trade in goods. These show that for August the UK was a net importer in goods with the rest of the EU by £7.7 billion. The USA was the UK’s biggest export … Continue reading

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