The latest news and all you need to know about Brexit.
Who will be striking?
The strike has been arranged by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union over pay increases due to the cost-of-living crisis. Following months of smaller strikes for different sectors, their members will now strike together in one of the largest civil strike in recent years.
Some of the government departments involved in the strike are:
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But where are the UK strikes taking place, and how does this affect your business with Britain?
Strike at the Port of Felixstowe
The Unite trade union, who represent approximately 85% of Felixstowe’s dockworkers, have been unable to reach an agreement following a vote by their members to strike over pay.
The Bill intends to put over 1,500 pieces of EU legislation under review for amendment, cancellation, or keeping, by a date set in a “sunset clause” – optimistically within five years.
Within this submission, the UK will review items of EU legislation that have been admitted to UK law without going through the process of parliamentary approval due to previous EU membership.
Following a demand for a solution from the Northern Irish Government, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed a solution: the Northern Ireland Bill. This is a piece of UK legislation that is intended to alter the Northern Ireland Protocol and support businesses on both sides of the border.
Although Boris Johnson insists that the bill is needed to address serious issues that the NI Protocol has created, it has been met with fierce opposition from the EU and members of the UK parliament.
Jacob Rees Mogg has stated:
"No further import controls on EU goods will be introduced this year. Businesses can stop their preparations for July now…
The Goods Vehicle Movement Service is a customs system of the British Customs Authority designed to speed up clearances of vehicles arriving from the EU by allowing pre-lodgement of the manifest. When goods are shipped from China, there is ample time to process documents and clear shipments. The ferry from the European Union reaches the United Kingdom in two hours, which means trucks could end up waiting for clearance, creating delays and blockage at the port.
We are on the brink of another critical moment in the Brexit timeline. As of January 1st 2022, the British Government will take the following steps in their phased approach to border control and trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom.