Brexit ‘leads to a 90% drop’ in the number of foreign workers coming to the UK

Brexit has caused a ‘massive hole’ in the numbers of people coming to the UK to pick fruit in the summer months putting growers ‘on the brink’, it is claimed. Numbers of seasonal workers applying to work at one Kent-based company are down 90 per cent in the last two years and there are fears … Read more

Is your bank ripping your business off with costly foreign exchange mark-ups?

UK businesses which make regular overseas payments are losing out on hundreds of pounds per transaction thanks to inferior foreign exchange rates charged by Britain’s biggest banks. The likes of Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC, which calls itself ‘the world’s local bank’, levy currency conversion mark-ups which effectively act as stealth charges on overseas payments and … Read more

Rebel MPs scent victory on foreign aid as they fight to force reverse planned cut to handouts 

Rebel MPs scent victory on foreign aid as they fight to force Boris Johnson to reverse planned cut to handouts The Prime Minister temporarily reduced aid to 0.5 per cent of national income Thirty Tory MPs support an amendment that would require new legislationHealth Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC the cut was ‘entirely reasonable’  By Daniel … Read more

Putin vows to ‘knock the teeth out’ of foreign enemies as US and Russia clash at Arctic summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to ‘knock the teeth out’ of foreign enemies who try to bite off pieces of the country’s vast territory after Washington and Moscow clashed at the Arctic Summit on Thursday.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that the North Pole must remain ‘free of conflict’ at … Read more

Putin vows to ‘knock the teeth out’ of foreign enemies as US and Russia clash at Arctic summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to ‘knock the teeth out’ of foreign enemies who try to bite off pieces of the country’s vast territory after Washington and Moscow clashed at the Arctic Summit on Thursday.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that the North Pole must remain ‘free of conflict’ at … Read more

Boris Johnson defends Australia trade deal that will allow cheap foreign meat imports

Boris Johnson insisted that British farmers could still benefit from Brexit today as he waded into a major Cabinet rift over an Australian trade deal that could flood the UK with cheap meat.  The Prime Minister signalled his backing for Trade Secretary Liz Truss, who wants to give producers from Down Under tariff-free access to UK … Read more

UK Covid: As travel restarts, which foreign countries will let British tourists in?

Tourism is starting to reopen across Europe as vaccine drives ramp up and Covid infections fall across much of the continent. From Monday, people from this country will be allowed to go abroad again as a ban on all non-essential foreign travel is dropped.  The government is using a traffic light system to determine who … Read more

UK Covid: As travel restarts, which foreign countries will let British tourists in?

Tourism is starting to reopen across Europe as vaccine drives ramp up and Covid infections fall across much of the continent. From Monday, people from this country will be allowed to go abroad again as a ban on all non-essential foreign travel is dropped.  The government is using a traffic light system to determine who … Read more

Two more British firms targeted by foreign predators

Two more British firms targeted by foreign predators in latest flurry of pandemic plundering By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 7 May 2021 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 7 May 2021 Two more British firms have been targeted by foreign predators in the latest flurry of pandemic plundering.  Defence and aerospace group … Read more

Jersey foreign minister hits back at French threat to cut off electricity

Jersey’s foreign affairs minister has hit back at ‘disproportionate’ threats from France to cut off electricity to the island in a row over post-Brexit fishing rites  Ian Gorst, external relations minister for the Channel Island, said ‘it is not the first threat that France has made’ over fisheries as he blamed ‘confusion’ around the post-Brexit … Read more