When the UK left the European Union, special arrangements were put in place for trading with Northern Ireland. Here we examine the current operation of the protocol. It is important to remember that Great Britain (GB) includes England, Scotland and Wales, and does not include Northern Ireland. The UK includes GB and Northern Ireland. The purpose of these arrangements was to prevent a hard border being imposed between Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). The EU wishes to prevent goods sent from GB to NI from moving to the EU unless they comply with EU regulations.
We have signed up to support another year of the Town Foundation’s Early Kick-Off Scheme for Hillside Primary school based in Newsome, local to our Lockwood offices.
A national enterprise scheme that helps jobseekers to set-up their own business has been extended for a further 15 months as part of a range of Government measures to help British businesses.