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Freeports: Fresh Wind in the Government’s Sails

This week, the Government published its long-awaited response to the consultation on proposals to establish ten Freeports across the UK. The initiative is identified as a strategic priority as ministers seek to kickstart the UK’s economic recovery, and deliver on its stated ambition of ‘levelling up’ towns, cities and regions considered to have been left behind.

The response from industry, based on our discussions with business leaders over recent days, has been overwhelmingly positive. The consensus is that the Government’s thinking now goes far beyond what was originally conceived – constituting a comprehensive and holistic approach with the potential to make serious waves.

 

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Freeports: flying the flag for a ‘Global Britain’

In a world dominated by Covid-19, it is easy to forget about the once ubiquitous topic of Brexit.

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BREXIT: The political timeline

This political timeline is indicative of the political situation today; it is subject to change. It sets out the process for negotiating the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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The UK up and running in the WTO: how fast, how far can it go?

After Brexit, our attention to UK trade policy has focused mostly on future FTAs, and in particular trade negotiations between the UK and the EU. But another front has quietly been opened.

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Former Special Advisor to Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, Caitríona Fitzpatrick, appointed as Senior Account Director

Hume Brophy today announces the appointment of former Special Advisor to Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, Caitríona Fitzpatrick, as Senior Account Director in its Public Affairs Team.

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How Britain can win and lose if it leaves the European Union on WTO terms

Hard Brexit proponents in the UK extol the virtues of leaving the EU without a deal on what is known as ‘WTO terms’.  It is argued that much of global trade already takes place on such terms and there is nothing to fear about the UK falling back on this structure.

 

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Why companies looking for an IPO need back-up from the experts

The number of companies that have successfully listed in Europe recently, and the list of those that are expected to go public in the near future is under-pinning indications of a very health stock market sector.

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