Dr Tony Syme, expert in macroeconomics and international finance comments on Teresa May’s Brexit plan, the reaction to it and how that could impact on the business world. “The pro-remain May has led a government to negotiate an exit from the EU. It was a grave error to assume that a ‘remainer’ would be sufficiently motivated to deliver a ‘leave’ result.
Published: 17 November 2018
As Theresa May addressed MP’s about her draft Brexit agreement, there were few plaudits to the plan, as a heavy dark cloud sat over Number 10. After months of negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a draft plan for Brexit that has been signed off by Europe and agreed by her Cabinet.
Published: 15 November 2018
This week we have seen Theresa May head to Europe to dine with EU leaders, following a long summer spent attempting to win over world leaders. Her efforts at schmoozing her political opponents and allies have had mixed results - much like the reception to her dancing prowess.
Published: 24 September 2018
Whilst Brexit, the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU, was supported by a majority of British voters at the 23rd of June 2016 referendum, it’s likely to have a significant impact on employment and HR. Organisations and policymakers are looking to find answers to all Brexit-related questions.
Published: 31 August 2018
Government published its first collection of technical notices to inform industry and public sector bodies on what could happen if Britain leaves the EU next March without an agreement. “There is more work to be done but identifying every medicine and where there may be vulnerabilities is a critical first step."
Published: 27 August 2018
Detail of technical notices published today makes clear that avoiding much of the potentially significant disruption of a no deal outcome will require good faith, cooperation and pragmatism from both sides. "Today, the UK Government has stepped up its engagement with stakeholders and the wider public with the publication of 25 technical notices on its preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit. "
Published: 26 August 2018
A study by Blacks Solicitors, has found business leaders in the UK don’t feel confident in communicating the forthcoming changes to employees’ rights during Brexit. A quarter (23 percent) revealed they feel underprepared, and a further 61 percent say they are worried about leaving the EU.
Published: 8 August 2018
Despite June marking another year since the Brexit vote, businesses across the UK have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 11.6 percent in Q2 2018. That’s according to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.
Published: 24 July 2018
British firms could come unstuck in key sectors like food supply if the government does not allow employers to continue to access temporary and seasonal workers from the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Launching the report, REC chief executive Neil Carberry says: “With employment at record highs, firms are already struggling to fill vacancies.
Published: 15 July 2018
'We’d rather watch England take penalties in the World Cup final than see the final round of Brexit negotiations so disunified'. Supporters of a soft Brexit cheered on Theresa May’s victory over Hard Brexiteers; only to see an own goal by Brexit Secretary David Davis followed by an opportunist move by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, potentially reverse an excellent result.
Published: 12 July 2018