It's just been a few days since the end of the transition period, but in that time we've seen lorries stopped at our ports due to incorrect paperwork, products not making it on to our shelves, major online retailers such as Amazon pausing selling some of its products to Northern Ireland and an overall lack of preparedness, especially among GB firms.
The last few days and weeks has seen Northern Ireland business butt heads with Government in regards to the restrictions in place – a balance between what’s best for the economy, while reducing the number of Covid-19 cases.
The UK Government's controversial Internal Market Bill has just been passed by the House of Commons. But what impact could it have on the Northern Ireland protocol and EU relations in the last throes amid the final days of negotiations?
Some businesses are revisiting construction and development plans post-Covid to see whether they still wish to proceed but it could be next year until the full impact is felt, the head of Northern Ireland’s largest construction giant has said.
Retailers are seeing sales dropping by as much as 60% in Belfast and beyond amid industry calls to bring back office workers here to secure the future of our cities and towns, it’s been claimed.
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