Ten questions the UK government needs to answer to enable businesses to prepare for the end of post-Brexit transition

July 29, 2020

CGE Trade Policy Group


We are now less than 6 months away from the end of the transition period. Our trading companies are already overloaded pushing their businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. It has never been more important that they know what they need to prepare for in the coming months. Having extensively researched the field, we feel that clarity is needed over new administrative requirements and border procedures, many of which are not dependent on whether the future relationship negotiations end without an agreement or with the kind of Free Trade Agreement – without extensive regulatory alignment – envisaged by the government. Whichever option occurs will require major change for companies who import or export to Europe.


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Conservatives and the European Convention on Human Rights

July 16, 2020

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC


The ECHR and the HRA has long been divisive in the Conservative Party. Successive Conservative manifestos have suggested that the HRA should be scrapped or amended. The paper explores this issue and the implications for the UK.


The ECHR is substantially the product of UK legal and political thinking and derived from UK traditions and concepts of liberty and democracy. It’s creation and development in its early years was supported by successive Conservative Governments in the 1950s and 60s. 


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What's the problem with Super Canada?

March 14, 2020

Gerard Fox is an East Sussex Conservative County Councillor, and a member of the Conservative Group for Europe Executive. He is a former member of the Parliamentary Candidates’ List. A retired Managing Director of Credit Suisse Europe Ltd., he has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets. He is an investor in the Wine industry.

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Starting to Build Britain’s Post-Brexit Future

January 31, 2020

Having secured a House of Commons majority of 80 seats over all other parties, the Government now has the necessary parliamentary votes to ensure passage of its Brexit legislation.

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Seeking the Common Good

June 12, 2018

Every Conservative Prime Minister, from Macmillan to Cameron, has recognised the importance of strong and committed British participation in European political and economic institutions.

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Keeping the Bridges Open. Alternatives for Transition.

March 20, 2018

Joseph Egerton is a former Economics Director of the British Chambers of Commerce and Research Fellow at Oxford who has specialised in financial regulation for over 30 years. He stood as Conservative candidate in Leigh in 1992 and more recently in Canterbury for the Kent County Council.

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