Chemicals and the Economy

Contingency planning is essential in 2020 as “synchronised slowdown” continues
12th January 2020 by

The IMF has now confirmed that the world economy has moved into the synchronised slowdown that I for...

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Boris Johnson will have to disappoint someone in 2020 as the UK finally leaves the EU
15th December 2019 by

Finally, after three and a half years, the UK has reached “the end of the beginning” wit...

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What’s next for Brexit and chemicals?
4th December 2019 by

The UK is about to go to the polls again to try and decide the Brexit issue.  Chemicals will be one...

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UK election offers voters no middle ground in December
3rd November 2019 by

Pity the poor UK voters as they prepare to vote in probably the most critical election of their live...

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No Deal Brexit still a likely option if opposition parties fail to support a new referendum
15th September 2019 by

Canada’s normally pro-UK ‘Globe and Mail’ summed up the prevailing external view of Brexit las...

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UK, EU27 and EEA businesses need to start planning for a No Deal Brexit on 31 October
28th July 2019 by

New UK premier, Boris Johnson, said last week that the UK must leave the EU by 31 October, “do or ...

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Wishful thinking dominates Brexit debate as the UK heads towards No Deal on 31 October
2nd June 2019 by

One of the best things I learned at school was the simple mnemonic: “To ASSUME can make an ASS...

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Most businesses were nowhere near Ready for Brexit last Friday – we mustn’t make the same mistake again
14th April 2019 by

Thank goodness for backbench MPs and the European Union. Without their efforts, the UK would by now ...

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Businesses thrilled by Brexit uncertainty: “It’s exhilarating” says small business owner
1st April 2019 by

With the European Commission saying that a No Deal is now “likely“, small businesses acr...

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BASF prepares its UK supply chain for Brexit
24th February 2019 by

BASF has been working with Ready for Brexit (the online platform I co-founded last year) as part of ...

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