Ministers have been urged to “redouble” their efforts to secure a post-Brexit free trade deal with the EU after the Government announced it had secured an agreement with Japan.
A new trade deal between the UK and Japan sets an “unwelcome precedent”, Scottish Government ministers warned, as they complained that the devolved administrations had little input.
The UK has secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal after reaching an agreement with Japan which will boost trade by an estimated £15 billion.
Concerns of potential conflicts of interest have been raised following the appointment of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to a role at the UK Board of Trade.
Controversial former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott says he is looking forward to contributing his “expertise” in global commerce to help Britain in his new role as adviser to the UK Board of Trade.
Controversial figure Tony Abbott has been appointed to the Board of Trade, despite critics arguing the former Australian prime minister was not suitable to be a Government adviser.
Liz Truss has blamed the European Union for the crippling US tariff hikes on Scotch whisky.
A number of new advisory groups have been set up to support the UK’s post-Brexit trade talks, it has been announced.
Liz Truss has vowed to consign the "unacceptable and unfair" US whisky tariffs to the "bin of history", as she accused the European Union of not doing enough to protect British interests.
Two north-east MSPs have warned the whisky industry faces a "devastating blow" as a result of US tariffs.
Scottish distillers face another six months of hardship, after Donald Trump refused to lift punitive tariffs on whisky and liqueurs.
The terms of trade for Stilton have emerged as some of the remaining obstacles to a UK-Japan deal.
A member of the House of Lords made an appearance at a sub-committee meeting from a moving car.
Downing Street has contradicted Matt Hancock on whether face coverings will be compulsory in sandwich shops after he defended Cabinet colleague Michael Gove’s maskless purchase in Pret A Manger.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he is “not frankly interested” in his Cabinet colleague Michael Gove being pictured in a shop without a mask ahead of them being made compulsory to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The majority of British consumers are against imports of lower standard food as part of any future UK-US trade deal, a survey has suggested.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has said she believes a free trade agreement with Australia could be an “exemplar” for other nations on “what the future of trade can look like”.
The Government has responded to research claiming nearly half of artists are sexually harassed in the music industry, saying such “vile behaviour” must be stopped.
The BBC’s flagship political debate programme faced going on air with a reduced line-up after a Conservative MP got stuck on a train.
The BBC’s flagship political debate programme had a reduced line-up after a Conservative MP got stuck on a train and missed the show.