BREXIT – TOO MANY QUESTIONS IN SEARCH OF DEFINITIVE ANSWERS

Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) reviews Brexit and the uncertainties faced by the UK chemical industry. For the last three years, it has felt like the UK has been trapped...

MAJOR FALLS IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – CBA TRENDS SURVEY

Both order books and current sales have fallen by 60% in the three months since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey in April 2019. Sales margins have declined by 40%. The number of companies...

Positive trends show short-term Brexit stock building

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association (CBA) reveals further evidence of stock building ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union. These trends appear to be short-term as...

UK REACH – why the Government’s no deal proposals are unworkable

CBA believes the UK Government’s proposals for a UK version of REACH in the event of a No Deal exit from the EU are unworkable CBA has expressed its concern on behalf of the industry...

CBA highlights problems with Proposed Corrosive Legislation

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has highlighted several legislative and practical concerns with the provisions of the Offensive Weapons Bill currently being considered by Parliament. Introducing new controls on the sale of firearms, knives, and...

Order books and sales remain positive, future sales margins negative

Order books, current sales, and sales margins have all remained in positive territory since the last CBA Trends Survey three months ago (March 2018). Current sales margins are weak and the outlook, over the...

CBA calls for new controls on escalating regulatory costs

As the costs and charges payable by the industry to regulators continue to rise, Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), is calling for a change in approach. The organisation has written...

On the Brexit launchpad

As the legislative countdown to Brexit begins, Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), highlights some of the key objectives of the UK’s independent chemical supply chain. The Brexit Secretary David Davis...

Reach and Brexit –
 Select Committee provides a
reality check

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published the results of its inquiry into the future of chemicals regulation post-Brexit. Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) considers the Committee’s...