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Archive: December 2020

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The Brexit trade deal: What it really means for financial services

December 31, 2020

On Christmas eve, the UK Government and the European Commission (Commission) announced that they had reached agreement on a free trade agreement.

UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement approved by UK Parliament and EU ambassadors

December 30, 2020

Members of the UK Parliament have voted to approve the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill (The Bill) on Wednesday December 30, 2020.

UK-EU Agreement silent on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments

December 29, 2020

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) does not address jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil proceedings.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Implications for the shipping industry

December 28, 2020

Under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the TCA), the EU and the UK have reached an agreement on their future relationship.

What does the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement mean for aviation?

December 28, 2020

On December 24, 2020, the UK and EU finally announced that an agreement had been reached regarding their future trading relationship.

UK and EU agree post-Brexit trade deal

December 24, 2020

The UK has agreed a free trade deal with the EU ahead of the end to the Brexit transition period at 11pm on December 31, 2020.

Immigration after Brexit

December 19, 2020

Free movement of people from the EU to the UK and vice versa is scheduled to end at 11pm on December 31, 2020.

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

December 18, 2020

On September 11, 2020, the UK concluded a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan: the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Brexit update on aviation

December 17, 2020

Aviation is one of the sectors most vulnerable to the impact of the UK leaving the EU as air transport services (including air traffic rights) are excluded from the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services, meaning that there is no fallback arrangement in the absence of agreement between the parties.

HM Treasury Call for Evidence on the Overseas Framework

December 15, 2020

On 15 December 2020, HM Treasury issued a Call for Evidence on the UK’s Overseas Framework.