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Mum and daughter in tears as dream holiday ruined by post-Brexit

A mum and daughter’s plan for a holiday and quality time together on the idyllic island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary islands in Spain, was ruined due to travel regulations imposed after Brexit. Mhairi, 50, hadn’t seen her daughter Iona, 24, for over two years due to the pandemic, and were meant to take […]

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Finance

How can Britain solve its post-Brexit labour shortage?

The record high of 504,000 in UK net migration shown in data this week looks at odds with business leaders’ claims that post-Brexit visa rules are choking off growth in the economy. Politicians have been giving equally mixed messages. Prime minister Rishi Sunak this week promised to cut overall immigration, while assuring the CBI that […]

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Finance

Fresh overhaul of UK post-Brexit farm payments sparks anger

Rishi Sunak’s government is drawing up a radical simplification of the plans for post-Brexit farm payment schemes, leaving farmers frustrated at the fresh uncertainty over the future of their government income. Officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs showed farming and nature groups an outline of the overhaul of the new cash support […]

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Finance

Former Tory minister lays into post-Brexit Australia trade deal

Former Conservative environment secretary George Eustice on Monday admitted that the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with Australia was “not actually a very good deal” for Britain. Eustice, who led the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2020 and 2022, said the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement, signed in December 2021, “gave away far too […]

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Science

Scholz turns to Rishi for post-Brexit gas deal to swerve blackouts

Germany is turning to the UK to prevent blackouts this winter and is looking to strike a post-Brexit energy pact that would allow the two countries to help each other in the event of a gas shortage. Together, the two countries are Europe’s largest consumers of natural gas and have been among the worst impacted […]

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UK

Spain demands Brussels changes post-Brexit rules for UK holidaymakers

Spain is pressuring Brussels to change post-Brexit travel rules to allow UK citizens to remain in Spain indefinitely. Spanish tourism secretary Fernando Valdes said the EU-wide rule is proving disadvantageous for his country as Spain relies heavily on tourism from UK holidaymakers. Speaking to the i newspaper, Mr Valdes said: “Unfortunately, this is not something […]

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Science

Post-Brexit policy chaos may mean farmers miss nature-friendly payments

Farmers may miss out on thousands of pounds after government chaos over the post-Brexit nature-friendly farming schemes caused them not to apply. These schemes were developed to replace the EU’s old subsidy system for farmers, which paid according how much land they managed. The new English system would instead pay for public goods such as […]

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World

Couple who moved to Mallorca ‘punished’ by post-Brexit driving rules

However, the Direccion General de Trafico (DGT), Spain’s driving authority, notes that those exchanges would only be processed “provided that they have been verified by the United Kingdom authorities before January 1, 2021”. Otherwise, from May 1 this year, any expats living in Spain cannot drive using a UK licence, and have to obtain a […]

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Travel

Britons wrongly turned away over post-Brexit passport rules

Since the UK has left the EU, the bloc has instated the rule that a British passport must be issued less than 10 years prior to the date of entry to an EU country and must be valid for at least three months before the date of return. But a leading European airline has reportedly […]

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Finance

Big UK regulators are struggling to adapt to post-Brexit roles, say MPs

Three major UK safety and competition regulators are struggling to adapt to expanded roles after Brexit, leaving businesses and consumers facing increased safety risks and higher costs, an influential group of MPs has warned. Recruitment difficulties, a shortage of expertise and exclusion from valuable EU information-sharing networks had all contributed to the challenge, according to […]