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Brexit: A Last Mile Checklist

15 Jan 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street after winning a large majority in the country’s parliamentary election. He now has a strong mandate to leave the EU by 31 January 2020. T...Read More

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Brexit Set to Occur End-January, While EU and UK Lay Foundations for Trade Talks

14 Jan 2020

On 9 January 2020, British MPs gave their final backing to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill ensuring that the UK will leave the EU on schedule by 31 January 2020. This will lead to the eleven-month trans...Read More

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United Kingdom: Market Profile

8 Jan 2020

Although the economy will see downside risks over a multi-year horizon as Brexit-related economic restructuring and labour shortages start to take shape, the risk of a sharp correction is limited. Thi...Read More

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Year-end Sales Gain Momentum Amid Ongoing Economic Uncertainties

31 Dec 2019

In 2019, as ever, as the year end approached, retail sales peaked as shoppers made ready for Christmas and the New Year. With the festive buying period kicking off in November, the final two months of...Read More

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Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Well on Path to Breaking Brexit Deadlock

20 Dec 2019

On 12 December 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to Downing Street after winning a large majority in the UK Parliament with a strong mandate to fulfil his promise to leave the EU by 31 Janua...Read More

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While Brexit Still Baffles, UK Entrepreneurs Remain Remarkably Upbeat

17 Dec 2019

With the UK due to exit the EU at the end of January, attendees at a North of England innovation event proved confident about the future, despite confessing they had little idea what the post-Brexit r...Read More

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EU Warns of “Fair Playing Field” Requirement for Free Trade Agreement with UK Post-Brexit

10 Dec 2019

On 6 December 2019, the new EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan shed a note of optimism during a speech, by claiming that many aspects of a free trade agreement with the UK may be negotiated relatively q...Read More

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People and Culture Prove Biggest Obstacles to Digital Transformation

5 Dec 2019

Although the technology may prove daunting, it's usually unwilling or poorly trained personnel or an intransient corporate culture that undermine an organisation's attempt to negotiate its way through...Read More

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Chances to Climb the Properties' Ladder Abound at UK Licensing Expo

25 Nov 2019

The boom in digital media has seen an explosion in the number of licensed properties, with online-characters competing with cinema and TV icons for T-shirt acreage and plush placements, according to e...Read More

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Cybersecurity and Mobile Purchases Top Bill at UK E-commerce Show

18 Nov 2019

While the UK may be quitting the European Union, it's not yet giving up on the wider world of online sales, with exhibitors and attendees at the recent London eCommerce Expo all keen to burnish their ...Read More

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Craft Gins and Crafty Kitchen Tips Beguile BBC Food Show Visitors

11 Nov 2019

Birmingham was the setting for the summer 2019 iteration of the ever-popular BBC Good Food Show, the non-virtual version of one of the veteran British broadcaster's most enduring eating, drinking and ...Read More

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Businesses Now Virtually Convinced of Real-World AR and VR Benefits

7 Nov 2019

This year's London-hosted AR & VR World Summit saw augmented reality and virtual reality ditch the 'emerging technology' tag, with attendees convinced they could make a contribution to the bottom line...Read More

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New Brexit Date Set for 31 January 2020, with UK Elections to Take Place on 12 December 2019

31 Oct 2019

After being forced to break his pledge to bring the UK out of the EU by 31 October 2019, the UK Prime Minister was obliged to accept an extension to Brexit until 31 January 2020. In response to this, ...Read More

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Brexit: UK Parliament Votes to Approve Deal Reached by EU and UK but Rejects Timetable to Leave by 31 October 2019

24 Oct 2019

The UK and the EU managed to reach a new deal, the UK Prime Minister reluctantly sent a letter to the EU requesting an extension to Brexit, and UK MPs voted to allow the legislation on the Withdrawal ...Read More

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UK to Grant 88% of Imports Tariff-free in Case of No-deal Exit

17 Oct 2019

On 8 October 2019, the UK Treasury and Department for International Trade – as part of the UK’s no-deal preparations – published an update to the UK’s temporary tariff regime that is intended to be pu...Read More

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The Greater Bay Area: Making an Impact with Integrated Services

16 Oct 2019

From mega infrastructure projects, like bridges and rail links, to tall buildings, related master planning, project management, design, engineering and consultancy expertise, the UK’s Arup is using it...Read More

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Brexit: PM Johnson Unveils New Proposals in Attempt to Secure Deal and Break Deadlock with EU

8 Oct 2019

On 2 October 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put forward new (in his words) “constructive and reasonable proposals which provide a compromise for both sides” in an attempt to break the long-running...Read More

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Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Prorogation of Parliament Found Unlawful by Supreme Court

26 Sept 2019

In a landmark judgement, the UK Supreme Court has ruled on 24 September 2019 that the decision to prorogue (suspend) the UK Parliament was unlawful, throwing the departure of the UK from the EU into d...Read More

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Amid Brexit Uncertainties, UK Appetite for Gifts Remains Undiminished

25 Sept 2019

While anything Union Jack-motifed may be a little hard to export to most parts of the EU right now, Brexiting Britain seems to have lost none of its innate love for sustainable penguin knapsacks or ec...Read More

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Brexit: Regulatory Challenges Faced by UK and EU-27 Companies in the Field of Chemicals Law

24 Sept 2019

Should the UK leave the EU by the currently foreseen deadline of 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement in place, the EU’s laws will stop applying to UK-based establishments. This will be the ...Read More

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