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Brexit: ‘Most difficult week I’ve had in this job in 20 years’

By Caroline DaviesTransport correspondentPublishedduration2 days agoimage copyrightPete Whiteimage captionPete White, transport manager at Whites Transport Services, says the past week has cost him sleepOver a week on from the end of the Brexit transition period some hauliers say they have faced long delays.They fear it will get worse before it gets better. “Last week was…

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Brexit: No plans to dilute workers’ rights, minister says

Publishedduration2 days agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that his department is planning to dilute UK workers’ rights.It comes after the Financial Times said some protections brought in under EU law – such as the 48-hour limit on the working week – could be scrapped.New rules on rest breaks and changes to…

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Brexit: Ministers accused of fishing compensation U-turn

By Kate WhannelPolitical reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration15 hours agoThe government has been accused of making a “U-turn” on a pledge by the PM to compensate fishing businesses hit by post-Brexit export problems.On Wednesday Boris Johnson said he understood the “temporary frustration” of the fishing industry and promised to provide compensation. Environment Secretary George Eustice told the…

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Brexit: ‘My £50,000 shellfish lorry was delayed for 30 hours’

By Sarah DickinsBBC Wales economics correspondentPublishedduration1 day agoimage copyrightNerys Edwards image captionNerys Edwards’ family has been in the trade for generationsA Welsh shellfish wholesaler says she is worried for her future after nearly £50,000 of lobsters, prawns and crabs were delayed for more than 30 hours on a lorry to Spain.Nerys Edwards, her family and…

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Brexit: Five surprising consequences

By Reality Check teamBBC NewsPublishedduration1 day agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesWhile the UK government had been warning of some disruption to trade as the new UK-EU relationship began at the beginning of 2021, some of the consequences seem to have taken people by surprise.Here are five of the outcomes that have been in the news so far…

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Michel Barnier plans political comeback in France

France, brace yourself for Michel Barnier’s triumphant return. After five years of intense negotiations on the U.K. leaving the EU, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator will soon retire from the European Commission, but not from his motherland’s politics. Speaking to reporters just weeks after the U.K. and the EU signed a bilateral trade pact, Barnier said he…