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New Agriculture Bill in Parliament ahead of Brexit

Jessica Newton
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On 16 January 2020, the Agriculture Bill was introduced into Parliament, but what will this mean for farmers and agricultural workers? The Agriculture Bill is intended to replace the Common Agricultural Policy on the UK’s exit from the European Union....

Farming and Brexit on BBC Essex

Katie Gibson-Green
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I was listening to BBC Essex on my way to work this morning, and there was a discussion about what impact leaving the EU would have on farming in the UK, and our food supply. Dave Lewis, the boss from Tesco, noted that the devil is in the detail. Leaving...

No-deal Brexit: the uncertainty for our farming families

Caroline Dowding
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At the moment, Brexit is always in the news headlines and, whether you are tired of hearing about it or not, its various permutations are inescapable. In the Agriculture and Estates team at Birkett Long, we appreciate that our farming clients may be the most...

Professionals and a no-deal Brexit

Reggie Lloyd
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“Exit day” is 29 March 2019. If a no-deal Brexit occurs, professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinary surgeons, midwives, pharmacists and architects who qualified in the European Economic Area (EEA) and work in the UK and...

The impact of a 'no deal' Brexit

Perdeep Grewal
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What could the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit be for the construction industry? With less than four months to go until the UK exits from the European Union (EU), the construction industry still faces uncertainty as to what is actually going to...

The role of the ECJ after Brexit

Liz O'Mahony
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The word “Brexit” will likely dominate conversations in the UK for many years, after the recent resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis, Brexit has become an area of further uncertainty and anxiousness. Yet, it appears the customs union...

Raise a glass to post-Brexit U-turns

David Rayner
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Commercial real estate partner, David Rayner, comments that in the wake of the Chancellor’s U-turn on National Insurance contributions and the intense publicity that surrounded it, there is another U-turn that may have been overlooked. The budget...

Brexit - UK divorcing European Union

Muntech Kaur
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With the Prime Minister having officially triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017 to commence the process of the United Kingdom divorcing the European Union, there has been some speculation as to the length of time which it shall take for there to be finality...

Brexit - be prepared

Tim Field
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With Brexit fast approaching and the Government about to start negotiating the exit strategy, should business owners also be thinking about negotiating their own terms and conditions? Since 24 June 2016, the day after the British public went to the polls,...