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Brompton stockpiles £1 million worth of bike parts in case of hard Brexit

Brompton has stockpiled £1 million worth of bike parts to guarantee supplies for its west London factory in case of a hard Brexit, the Guardian reports. The foldable bike maker has reportedly rented a warehouse near Heathrow to store an extra month’s worth of supplies in case imports of key …

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Prawn to be wild: how Asian shrimps and Chinese bicycles complicate Brexit

The transcript of a recent parliamentary Brexit meeting has been released, and it features the hitherto unknown linkages between the importation of shrimps and bicycles. Appearing before the Exiting the European Committee the European Commission’s Sabine Weyand was asked for a solution to the Irish border conundrum by Tory Brexiter …

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British Retail Consortium warns of VAT and red-tape Brexit bombshell for businesses

Responding to yesterday’s release by the government of 24 “technical notices” regarding a no-deal Brexit, the British Retail Consortium warns of "increased delays and red tape at borders, and a VAT bombshell for consumers and businesses". The BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said that the notices “demonstrate the facts of …

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Brexit could bring opportunities for cycleway funding, says Cycling UK

Cycling UK is calling for the government to make improvements to the public’s access to the countryside an integral part of its strategic ambitions for post-Brexit agricultural funding. The call, made in Cycling UK’s vision document ‘Beyond the Green Belt,’ outlines the charity’s view that making the UK’s countryside more …

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Brexit could lead to upfront VAT payments for bike importers

UK importers will be forced to pay VAT upfront on goods imported from European Union members after Brexit, reveals the fine-print of legislation to be considered by MPs on Monday. This could impact on those bike firms which import bikes and bits from companies in the EU. The VAT changes …

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