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Wasn't Brexit supposed to reduce bureaucracy? This sounds more like an explosion in bureaucracy. It also only covers the state side of it, not the business side.

And wasn't Brexit supposed to save money? Well, let's say the 50,000 extra staff fully costed (ie including overhead, pension contributions, employer social security contributions etc) cost £30,000 per year. Which I think is optimistic, it's more likely to be more. Still, even at only £30k/year per head that's £1,500,000,000 per year. That's over 4 Brexit battle buses per year (Remember the £350M/week claim on the bus...). 4 buses we're not going to spend on the NHS, but on bureaucracy. Oh, and don't forget, this is only for the state side, not the costs business will have to bear. Which I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same again, or more. So that's 8 buses in additional bureaucracy costs every year. Or two months of the annual EU contributions (as overstated by the Leave campaign, as in reality after the rebate and the amounts the UK got back it was far less. Meaning it's probably more like half of the net annual EU contributions by the UK).

UK races to find extra 50,000 staff for post-Brexit paperwork

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #bureaucracy #NHS #bus #money #GBP350M
 
But isn't that what people voted for? And anyway, with everyone getting a fancy new blue passport (and happily paying for the privilege) it won't be an issue anyway?

BRITISH TRAVELLERS FACE BEING TURNED AWAY AT EU AIRPORTS OVER NEW PASSPORT EXPIRY RULES AFTER BREXIT

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #passports #travel #bureaucracy #redtape
 
Interesting read on how smaller companies are likely to suffer most under a "Canada style deal", contrary to the promises of the Brexiteers who claimed Brexit would reduce red tape and bureaucracy. Again the difference between "free trade" and "frictionless" rears its ugly head....

Why an EU trade deal may not deliver for post-Brexit Britain

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #freetrade #tradedeal #deal #frictionless #redtape #bureaucracy
 
Good summary on what leaving the EU means even with a "free trade" deal: A lot more bureaucracy and red tape. A lot. What a lot of people don't understand is that tariffs are comparably negligible these days, the real problem is all the documentation, the rules and related areas which create friction. And friction in trade costs money. A lot of money. Not to mention it reduces competitiveness.

Let's say there's a widget maker in Germany. It needs a part for its widgets. Two suppliers in Europe can provide them, one in the UK, the other in France. Both offer very similar prices.

Our widget maker has a sudden spike in demand and urgently needs more parts. One phone call in France and two hours later the lorry with the parts arrives. The UK supplier however has its lorry stuck at the border, may be because there's a border agent strike or because there's a problem with the certificate of origin or because there's an issue with some other paperwork or because you have to register your shipment 24 hours in advance. Or the widget maker has a problem integrating the part into the widget. One phone call in France and an engineer arrives the next day to sort out the problem and as certifications within the EU are recognised signs off on it. The UK engineer in the meantime is applying for a work permit, which takes 48 hours to process. Once that is sorted he arrives 3 days later and fixes the problem. Except that it then turns out he doesn't have the necessary certifications, so the widget maker has bring in an additional engineer from Germany to sign off on the work the UK engineer has done.

Which supplier is the German widget maker more likely to pick, the French or the UK supplier?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #frictionless #business #economy #tariffs #redtape #bureaucracy
reshare from @harry haller

Why Boris Johnson’s EU deal would actually mean a hard Brexit | The Independent a free trade agreement expressly does not mean that the UK retains all of the free frictionless access it currently enjoys.

#uk #eu #brexit
 
Leaving the EU will cut red tape they said..... Now there are 11 (eleven!!!!!) explainer videos about new red tape and bureaucracy after Brexit.....

https://twitter.com/andrealeadsom/status/1181948079467053056

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #LeaveLies #redtape #bureaucracy #visa #workpermit #emptypromises
 
I can already hear the howls of the Brexiteers, "bureaucracy!!! red tape!!! It's all the EU's fault!!!" No, this is exactly what you wanted. The EU actually took away the need for customs declarations. Leaving the EU brings them back.
https://twitter.com/blueletterbox66/status/1108357277881376768?s=19
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #bureaucracy #customs

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Wasn't Brexit supposed to reduce red tape and make it easier for British companies to do business? Doesn't sound like it to me, on the contrary....
Chemicals companies shift to EU regulation in no-deal survival plan | Business | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #regulations #redtape #bureaucracy
 
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