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FTA Response to the Yellowhammer Document

The FTA has worked closely with government over the past three years to develop new trading processes for the UK’s businesses to use after Brexit, but the Yellowhammer document shows that there is still much that could go wrong and still has to be done to keep Britain trading effectively. …

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Heating Group founder urges political leaders to scrap 5% energy charge

Flame Heating Group founder John Savage has written to the leaders of the three main political parties urging them to scrap the 5% VAT rate on domestic energy as soon as the country departs the European Union. The managing director of the North East’s fastest growing heating and plumbing merchant …

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OMG.

Fiona Russell-Horne

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. Wow. I am really confused now. Three years ago, the EU referendum was ‘won’ by the side which wanted the UK to take back control of our own legislation after decades of …

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FTA calls for politics to give way to action

The time has come for government to put the politics of Brexit to one side, come clean with industry, and share its full impact assessment for a No Deal departure from the EU, according to FTA, the organisation which speaks for the logistics sector.  After this weekend’s leak of the …

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BMF launches Merchant Industry Forecast with special Brexit Report

Following an intensive programme to develop a forecasting model specifically aligned to the UK merchant sector, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has published the first edition of the Builders Merchants Industry Forecast, covering the period 2019-2021. The BMF’s new forecast model has been developed to support members in future planning …

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SR Timber boss tells MP about impact of Brexit on importing

SR Timber Trading Director Shaun Revill joined business leaders to tell prominent Conservative Nicky Morgan MP about the stark realities that businesses are facing as the uncertainty around Brexit continues. The group – which included the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), a high street bank and leading business figures – …

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No-Deal Comment from the FTA

Comments from Pauline Bastidon, Head of European Policy, FTA on the rejection of EU withdrawal agreement by parliament: “The risk of a no deal departure from the EU is heightened after today’s rejection of the government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement by Parliament.  FTA therefore continues to advise its members to keep …

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Logistics Industry Warns PM of No Deal Threat

Ahead of Parliament’s meaningful vote this evening on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the EU, the UK’s logistics industry has reminded politicians that a No Deal Brexit would break her promise made in January 2017 to keep trade as frictionless as possible. Representatives of the UK’s leading logistics …

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Construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty, says FMB

The Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for November 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah McMonagle, …

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Make it stop, someone, please

Fiona Russell-Horne

My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.   There’s a part of me that thinks March 29th can’t come round quickly enough. At least then, once the Brexit deadline has passed, we will know what we’ve got. Or …

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