19 09, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit and its risks for the City of London

By |2023-09-19T15:05:21+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Council member Graham Bishop describes the growing risks to the City of London from Brexit. He contrasts the methodical approach of the European Union to building its Capital and Banking Union with the confused rhetoric of the British government. He concludes by warning that [...]

28 06, 2023

The EU Leads the Way in Regulating Crypto-Assets

By |2023-06-28T14:49:07+00:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

The European Union (EU) has earned the title of becoming the world’s first jurisdiction to introduce a regulatory environment specifically for overseeing a market in crypto-assets. Meantime, the UK government is currently drafting legislation on this sector while the US is said to be examining the EU’s new regulation with [...]

1 06, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit – Bad for Trade and Bad for Investment

By |2023-06-01T16:11:42+00:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video our Director Brendan Donnelly and Council Member David Gow discuss the economic effects of Brexit. They conclude that these effects, which are already damaging the British economy, are likely to worsen with time. Popular pressure will soon begin to mount for the UK to rejoin [...]

1 06, 2023

UK Trade and Investment: The Brexit Economic Hit

By |2023-06-01T17:16:42+00:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust Briefing, David Gow describes and analyses the economic consequences of Brexit. These consequences have never been positive and in most sectors have caused varying degrees of damage. There is good reason to believe that this damage will increase rather than decrease in years to come. [...]

5 04, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit Drowning in the Pacific?

By |2023-04-05T11:05:01+00:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and Chair John Stevens review the British decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP. They believe that this decision will bring at best minimal benefits to the UK and some disadvantages. Its importance is being overstated by the British government [...]

30 03, 2023

The Stormont Brake Has Been Passed Yet The Break in UK-EU Relations May be Irreparable

By |2023-03-30T15:09:29+00:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

Following recent protracted post-Brexit negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol), there persists an underlying crisis of mistrust between the United Kingdom government and the European Union.  This is in spite of the UK Parliament passing the arduously negotiated Stormont Brake provisions of the UK-EU Windsor Framework on Wednesday, [...]

23 03, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit, the City and Switzerland

By |2023-03-23T15:37:32+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the implications of the Credit Suisse collapse for the City and for Brexit. They conclude that the collapse of CS makes the British government's deregulation agenda for the City even less viable than before; and [...]

3 03, 2023

The EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation: A new risk for British business?

By |2023-03-03T15:07:47+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

New EU extra-territorial level playing field rules may adversely impact UK investment in the bloc The European Union (EU) has introduced major new legislation which could have broad implications for extra-territorial jurisdiction over businesses based in any non-EU country including the UK. The Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR), which will apply [...]

31 10, 2022

VIDEO: Will the City Lose Its Euro Clearing Business?

By |2022-10-31T14:31:54+00:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the financial analyst Graham Bishop and the Chairman of the Trust, John Stevens, discuss the likelihood and the significance of the City of London losing its approximately €100 trillion Euro derivatives clearing business to the Eurozone by 2025. Among other implications, the loss of its [...]

26 10, 2022

VIDEO: Sunak Going Nowhere?

By |2022-10-26T12:01:26+00:00October 26th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, the Trust's Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Liz Truss has done the country a service by exposing the unreality of the philosophy underlying Brexit. Sunak may still believe that he can make Brexit work. But he will have little time to pursue his Brexit-related dreams, given that [...]

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