Your Air Passenger Rights after Brexit

Your Air Passenger Rights after Brexit

Authored by Danailov
Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:36pm

Everyone has had a delayed or cancelled flight at some point. This is a stressful experience but there might be a silver lining. Apart from care and assistance from the airline, you could be entitled to flight compensation of up to £520 (or €600)!

The question is, are you aware of your rights and how to protect them in case of a disrupted flight?

Here is what you should know about your air passenger rights after Brexit.

All passengers in the European Union are protected by the EU Regulation 261/2004. It applies when your flight is within the EU, departs from it...

Devon manufacturers urged to have their say on life after Brexit

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2021 - 8:41pm

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in Devon are being encouraged to have their say on trading beyond Brexit as part of the latest Manufacturing Barometer.

Organised by SWMAS (The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), the country’s largest survey of its kind is looking to find out how companies are coping with the early months of life after leaving the EU and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The findings will be used to inform future Government policy and support, so input from as many SME manufacturers...

Beautiful scenery from Lynton, Devon County. This isn’t where Brexit will hit the hardest.

Brexit and Devon County? Things aren’t as bad as they seem

January 1st has come, and with it the long and excruciating process of Brexit has been finalised. It certainly wasn’t easy on both sides, but it was harder on the UK, having its economy on the line here. While Exeter was predominantly against leaving the EU back in 2016, the rest of Devon county was certainly up for it - and Devonians have certainly had their reasons to be in favour of the decision.

Now, only a few weeks after the day of the split, it seems like things aren’t as bad as they could have been for the people of Devon county (certainly when comparing the situation to...

The vanishing benefits of Erasmus for Britain

Authored by enriqueruc
Posted: Tue, 01/12/2021 - 2:53pm

As the date for Britain’s departure of the EU is now a reality, the current UK government, led by Boris Johnson, has decided to opt out of the Erasmus+ study scheme. The EU attempted to persuade the British government to continue with Erasmus+ because it is currently benefiting thousands of British students up and down the UK.

As of 1 January 2021, despite the post-Brexit trade deal which has been recently signed by the UK and the EU, UK schools and universities will not participate any more in this European programme which is one of the main insignias of the EU.

It is...

Businesses urged to sign up to 'prepare for Brexit' webinar

Businesses in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are invited to a FREE webinar to hear from experts about preparing for Brexit in less than five weeks’ time.

Deal or no deal, after December 31, 2020 any business that trades with the EU must follow new rules.

The webinar is being presented by Better Business for All, a partnership of businesses, business support and regulators across Devon and Somerset and is on Friday 11 December, at 10am.

The webinar will offer practical guides on a range of issues including the new UKCA mark, which replaces the existing CE...

Comedian Matt Forde brings Brexit, Pursued By A Bear to Exeter

Comedian Matt Forde’s show Brexit, Pursued By A Bear is heading on a national tour, visiting the Exeter Phoenix in April.

Following a completely sold-out and critically-acclaimed month long run including extra shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt Forde has added a run at the Soho Theatre from 20-25th January to his biggest nationwide tour to date with new stand-up show, Brexit, Pursued By A Bear. Matt will now play 39-dates nationwide, including 10 London shows at the Southbank Centre, Bloomsbury Theatre and Soho Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now and available at www...

Green MEP to tell Exeter that Brexit now has no legitimacy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:52pm

"It's not too late to stop Brexit wrecking our lives." That will be the robust message from the South West’s Green MEP when she visits Exeter next week. Molly Scott Cato, the region’s most prominent and vocal MEP on Brexit, will be giving a presentation at the Exeter Community Centre in St David’s on Tuesday in which she will argue that the EU referendum result now has no legitimacy and we need a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final deal between the EU and UK.

Molly Scott Cato, who is also Green Party speaker on Brexit, said: “With revelations about criminal behaviour by the Leave campaign...

Trade Horizons Roadshow

Event Date: 
03/07/2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Sandy Park, Exeter, EX2 7NN

The future of cross-border trade for your business

The Trade Horizons Roadshow is coming to Exeter this July to provide local businesses with the advice and tools needed to prepare for Brexit and to take advantage of future international sales opportunities .

Attend our interactive Exeter leg of the roadshow to hear from Green & Blacks Co-Founder, Jo Fairley, who will share her export story and provide practical insight on how his businesses are preparing for Brexit. Jo will be joined on stage by Brexit expert, Sam Lowe from The Centre for European Reform, who will...

PKF Francis Clark achieves Gold Standard rating for Cyber Security

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:30am

New data protection regulations have post-Brexit trade implications

In anticipation of the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), an EU-wide stricter version of the current Data Protection Act which come into force in May 2018, PKF Francis Clark have got ahead of the game by achieving a Gold Standard IASME accreditation for cyber security the highest of the four levels of accreditation available.

IASME (Information Assurance for Small and Medium sized Enterprises) is one of the 5 accreditation bodies set up by the UK Government to roll out the Cyber...

Business confidence rebounds following Brexit vote

Business confidence in the South West rose to an 18-month high in the last six months, according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank, based on data gathered after the snap election had been called. The confidence index – an average of respondents’ expected sales, orders and profits over the next six months – increased to 27 per cent, up from January’s score of 17 per cent and from 10 per cent immediately following the EU referendum vote. The Business in Britain report, now in its 25th year, gathers the views of more than 1,500 UK companies, predominantly small to...