New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed

New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed
To mark the first anniversary of Brexit, the government unveils new designs for driving licences and number plates without the EU flag.

  • driving licences and number plates get a makeover to mark one year since the UK

UK Government publishes new Border Operating Model

UK Government publishes new Border Operating Model

Border Operating Model published to provide clarity and certainty for traders and the border industry.

  • Border Operating Model published to provide clarity and certainty for traders and the border industry

  • This follows yesterday’s announcement of an unprecedented £705 million investment for new infrastructure, jobs and technology at GB-EU border

Farmers likely to give cautious welcome to Government's £3bn Brexit support package


Farmers are likely to give a cautious welcome to the Government promise of £3bn to support them when Britain leaves the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy next year.

On the one hand, the money represents a recognition that agriculture will need continuing aid, which is a positive step.

But on the other, the funding will be spread over two years and there is still an absence of long-term planning for farming after Brexit.

A Tory win: what now for IR35, Brexit, and contracting?


Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party won the 12th December pivotal election by a considerable majority and, as in the aftermath of every general election, the media has flooded the internet with speculation on what the country is in for over the next four years. It’s highly likely that the 5 million or so self-employed people currently in the UK contributed heavily towards the Tory win, so what might our flexible workforce expect from Johnson’s government? We take a look at two critical contractor concerns: the IR35 reform and Brexit.

Turbulent times in 2019: the year of the supply chain


Businesses must use resource planning systems to find competitive advantage as we close out a year that epitomised the importance of the supply chain.

Turbulence has come to define this year for businesses all over the world. I’ve spoken with countless executives whose companies in manufacturing, aerospace, energy and other sectors felt this firsthand. Brexit in Europe, natural disasters, trade wars between the US and China – the list of potential disruptors is getting longer.

What the General Election means for buying

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The UK is preparing for its fourth General Election in the space of a decade on 12 December 2019. While it has been considered by some as the “Brexit election”, issues such as green industry and transport are also on the political agenda. We have looked at the key issues affecting procurement. 

Brexit: European leaders agree extension to 31 January


EU leaders have agreed in principle to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020 - meaning the UK will not leave as planned on Thursday.

EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a "flextension" - meaning the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by Parliament.

It comes as MPs prepare to vote on proposals by Boris Johnson for an early general election on 12 December.

The SNP and Lib Dems have also proposed an election on 9 December.