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Brexit, What Happens Next?

This is the question on everybody’s lips, and not surprisingly either. Since the withdrawal agreement was ratified by the UK Parliament there has been very little news about the actual Brexit process and what will happen after we withdraw.

Instead it has been replaced with speculation and cynicism which has left many feeling uncertain about trade between the UK and EU in the coming year.

To try and answer this question you will find a simple timetable below that


Liz Truss kick-starts trade negotiations with Japan

Published 12 May 2020 From:

Department for International Trade and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

The UK has today (Wednesday 13 May) published its negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with Japan, with talks beginning shortly.

The agreement will be based on the existing EU-Japan free trade agreement and will aim to secure additional benefits for UK businesses trading with Japan.

More trade is essential in helping the UK over


Liz Truss brings key industries closer to trade negotiations

Published 26 August 2020 from:

Department for International Trade and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups (TAGs), as part of a major new business engagement drive designed to support the UK’s ambitious trade negotiations.

As trade talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand intensify, the Trade Secretary is stepping up engagement with key indu


UK agrees historic trade deal with New Zealand

Prime Minister seals free trade deal with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern?

Boost to British exporters and small businesses as both countries ditch tariffs?and?cut?red tape

More opportunities to live and work in New Zealand and deeper cooperation on digital trade and climate change

A comprehensive trade agreement with New Zealand will cut?red tape for businesses, end tariffs on UK exports and create new opportunitie