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Brexit: EU-UK meeting to continue via video link

Copyright of the imagePA Media Caption of the image Michael Gove will not meet EU officials face to face for a whileA post-Brexit meeting between the…

Brexit: EU-UK meeting to continue via video link

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Chwarae Teg secures £6m EU funds

The funding will extend the organisation’s career development programme to 2023, supporting women in Wales to progress their careers, and assisting businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.

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Your views wanted on the future of Regional Investment in Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a 12-week consultation on future regional investment in Wales outside of the EU. The closing date is 22 May 2020.

The consultation covers a set of proposals for investing replacement funding from the UK Government to deliver inclusive growth across all parts of Wales, building on the evidence of what has worked well and lesson learned during 20 years of EU regional policy.

Developed with stakeholders across the public, private and third sectors, we are consulting on proposals that set out four priority investment areas (business productivity and competitiveness, reducing income inequalities for people, healthier and more sustainable communities and the zero-carbon economy) and decentralises funding and decision-making closer to the people they aim to benefit.

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UK Parliament Inquiry on Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Parliament’s Welsh Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the expenditure, administration and policies of the Wales Office, and the policies of the UK Government as whole that have an impact in Wales. The Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The deadline for submitting views and evidence is Tuesday 21 April 2020.

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Europe Day 2020

Following recent queries, please note that WEFO will not be developing a centrally-led social media or communications campaign to promote EU-funded projects on Europe Day.  

However, as the UK is still participating in the current EU Structural Funds Programme it is a matter for organisations in receipt of EU funds to decide whether they wish to promote their projects in marking Europe Day this year.

Any publicity should follow WEFO’s information and publicity guidance and should aim to focus on the difference that funding and projects are making to people, businesses and communities in Wales.

Please also remember to use the hashtag #EUfundscymru when posting tweets, photos and testimonials.

In previous years, organisations have been encouraged to fly the EU flag to celebrate Europe Day. We would like to emphasise that there is no obligation to do this, and it is a matter entirely for your organisation.

If you have any queries, please contact WEFO Communications on 
wefo-communications@gov.wales.

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Work begins on Maesteg Town Hall

Construction work started this month on the £8.2m repair, restoration and extension of Maesteg Town Hall, which is being supported with £2m of EU funds.

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Remember Brexit? Oh if we could only have it back – it was better than Covid-19 anyday!

Reminder – The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020

EU Day

We are now in a transition period; during this time, the way you do business with the EU will not change.

However, you will need to prepare and make changes to continue to do business at the end of the transition period.

You will find all the information that you need about this on the Preparing Wales website.

For more Wales, Welsh News, Welsh Business News or Welsh Government News, please follow the links.

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Remember Brexit? Oh if we could only have it back – it was better than Covid-19 anyday!

Reminder – The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020

EU Day

We are now in a transition period; during this time, the way you do business with the EU will not change.

However, you will need to prepare and make changes to continue to do business at the end of the transition period.

You will find all the information that you need about this on the Preparing Wales website.

For more Wales, Welsh News, Welsh Business News or Welsh Government News, please follow the links.

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Welsh firms launch ‘Back to Business’ manifesto as polling day looms

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With fewer than four weeks until the UK heads to the polls, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), which represents small firms and the self-employed, is today launching it’s Back to Business 2019 manifesto.  

In Wales, FSB is calling on the next UK Government to:

Ensure that funding is protected for Wales and Welsh businesses post-Brexit
Bring Wales in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland by devolving Air Passenger Duty (APD)
Commit to the electrification of the south Wales mainline to Swansea and investing in Growth Track 360 in North Wales.
Ben Francis, FSB Wales Policy Chair, said: “For over three years, uncertainty over Brexit has hovered over the economic landscape, distracting policy makers from taking steps to help Wales’ 257,600 small businesses to grow, and in turn boost our economy.

“It’s time to get back to business.

“We are urging all candidates standing at this election to listen to, and make every effort to understand, the challenges faced by small firms in the communities they hope to represent.”

“For some time, FSB Wales has called for UK Government to devolve APD, which has the potential to open up new trade routes for Wales’ businesses and enable them to exploit new opportunities around the world.

“Furthermore, It is vital that the next UK Government end the uncertainty surrounding funding in Wales and commit to Wales receiving the same level of funding post-Brexit, the spending power for which should lie in Wales.”

Elsewhere, FSB is reiterating the need to implement the measures it has previously secured which are aimed at ending a £2.5 billion late payment crisis that destroys 50,000 businesses a year. They include:

Holding boards accountable for poor supply chain treatment by making the audit committee of every large business responsible for payment practices.
Properly empowering a swiftly appointed Small Business Commissioner.
Banning late payers from all public sector procurement opportunities.
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FSB is urging policymakers to focus attention on how to help the UK’s self-employed population by:

Delaying changes to IR35, or ‘off-payroll working’, rules set to take effect in April 2020.
Making Universal Credit work for the self-employed, namely by reforming the Minimum Income Floor to reflect the reality that sole traders are not paid in regular monthly instalments.
Bringing the maternity allowance for self-employed mothers in-line with statutory maternity pay and introducing paternity and adoption allowances for sole traders.
Introducing a ‘legislative lock’ for the self-employed, ensuring that any measure brought forward to help employees is accompanied by a corresponding action to help sole traders.
Encouraging banks to do more to assist sole traders who apply for mortgages and introduce pension dashboards to help the self-employed keep track of their savings.
Ben Francis added: “The nature of self-employment means solutions that work for employees do not always work for the self-employed. The next UK Government should set aside time, effort and resource to right this wrong.

“Small businesses want to see a dynamic UK Government that is ambitious for business in Wales, and is committed to delivering the circumstances in which smaller firms can thrive. Our manifesto outlines the steps that the next UK Government should take if they are serious about supporting business in Wales.”
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Brexit: How will it affect the Welsh food industry? – BBC News

Farmers and food importers in Wales say delays in finding a trade deal after Brexit could be devastating.

Even if Boris Johnson’s current deal gets approved, there could still be years of negotiations to come.
And while Welsh produce is in demand across the world, experts say uncertainty could lead to customers looking elsewhere.
Even some remain voters in the food industry say they want the whole process over to protect jobs.
While the Brexit debate continues in Westminster, Welsh farmers, food importers and supermarket owners are carefully monitoring what a deal could mean for their industries.
The country sends 60% of its exports, such as lamb, to European Union countries, but also imports large quantities of food.

Currently fruit and vegetables arrive quickly and easily from the EU. That would not change during the Brexit transition period which is due to last until at least December 2020.
But it is the uncertainly about what happens after that which concerns Welsh importers and producers.
— Read more on www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50157533

https://welshbizuk.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/brexit-how-will-it-affect-the-welsh-food-industry-bbc-news/

CHEESE SUBMARINES. Brexit and Social Media: A Marriage Made in Hull

Two years ago a columnist from The Times, Hugo Rifkind, came up with a spot-on analogy on Twitter, comparing the Brexit mess to a cheese submarine.

The 12-part thread explained how the government promised to build a great cheese submarine, even though all long, they knew it was doomed to fail. The tweets quickly achieved viral status not only for the comedic relief it afforded the situation but its ability to explain it in simpler terms that people could relate to and engage with.

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With little more than a month to go until the UK’s second scheduled departure date from the EU, the path ahead remains uncertain. What might happen come October 31? Despite efforts of parliament will a no-deal Brexit happen anyway? These are still lingering questions, but one thing has been clear: brands can learn a lot more from all of the confusion beyond how to make impossible promises.

During the final session of #SMWLDN, join David Schneider, Creative Director at That Lot, for a lively conversation unpacking the best and worst of Brexit-related social media and key insights for nailing your satirical writing and video content. Finally, engage with fellow audience members in an end-of-term quiz that will answer the burning question: just how irritated has Brexit made everyone?

There’s still time to join David and many more speakers in London at Westminster’s QEII Centre this fall (31 Oct – 1 Nov), – so act fast, and look toward a future of satirical storytelling with us!

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How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict | Sterling | The Guardian

How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict | Sterling | The Guardian

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A vote of confidence in Brexit Britain?

A vote of confidence in Brexit Britain?

https://centreforbrexitstudiesblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/a-vote-of-confidence-in-brexit-britain/
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2019 European Elections: Brexit party tops the poll in Wales

2019 European Elections: Brexit party tops the poll in Wales

2019 European Elections: Brexit party tops the poll in Wales


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Rule out No Deal Brexit even if you lose crunch vote, 200 MPs tell Theresa May

Rule out No Deal Brexit even if you lose crunch vote, 200 MPs tell Theresa May

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/8136132/rule-out-no-deal-brexit-commons-vote-theresa-may/
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Lord Sugar lays in to Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Rees-Mog & Co. over #Brexit at #IntrobizExpo 2018…

Lord Sugar branded Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘that other t**t – whatshisname, the bloke in the pinstripe suit’ in an extraordinary Brexit rant at #IntrobizExpo on Thursday in Cardiff, Wales. The Star of TV’s Apprentice series and one of the top uk entrepreneurs also described Boris Johnson and Michael Gove as ‘liars’ for their campaigning ahead of […]

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EU leaders agree Brexit deal

EU leaders agree Brexit deal

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46334649
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Alternative Finance Sector Set to Benefit From Brexit

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Brexit Uncertainty Taking its Toll on Welsh Commercial Property Market

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Chancellor Philip Hammond angers Theresa May with his idea to delay Brexit to fully prepare for No Deal

PHILIP Hammond has angered Theresa May by suggesting Britain may have to delay Brexit to fully prepare for no deal. The Chancellor told the Cabinet that we may need to remain an EU member beyond March 29 next year under the emergency scenario so the Government has time to pass a morass of new laws.…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7263446/chancellor-philip-hammond-angers-theresa-may-with-his-idea-to-delay-brexit-to-fully-prepare-for-no-deal/

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Will a ‘no-deal’ Brexit impact house prices and could it cause them to drop if we leave the EU?

BANK of England governor Mark Carney has warned a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome could mean house prices in the UK tumble. But are Carney’s doom and gloom predictions likely or is this just another example of Project Fear in action? The Bank of England governor painted a bleak outlook in his meeting with senior ministersReutersWill…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7255807/house-prices-no-deal-brexit-eu-mark-carney/

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