The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
Posts Tagged: Department for International Trade
Under the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, long-term decisions will have to be made to a tight timetable.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
“A nation is a human thing. Influence is, at least in part, a reflection of our own self confidence.” Fox’s speech to Policy Exchange – full text
“We have so much to offer – to ourselves and to the world around us. A confident Britain will help build a confident future for all.”
The EU’s rejection of Chequers gives May a chance to unite her party around Canada Plus Plus Plus – the only strategic Brexit option now open to her.
A customs union 1) Greg Hands – As a former Remainer, and an ex-Trade Minister, I know that joining one would deliver Britain the worst of all worlds
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
The ‘special relationship’ is under strain on several fronts, but the President remains one of the strongest and most important international supporters of Brexit.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
The President is clearly prepared to put politics before economics, even at the expense of America’s traditional allies.
If you don’t like what the Treasury’s up to, criticise the Chancellor, who’s accountable for it – not those who work for him, who aren’t.
First we must ensure that we fully regain control of trade policy from Brussels. Then we must ensure we put those new powers to their fullest use.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.