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OMFIF Commentary
Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, London

OMFIF Commentary
10 July 2020
Getting ready for the end of the transition period
From the European Commission:
Getting ready for changes - Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom
09 July 2020

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09 July 2020
BCCG Podcast #PolitikTalk Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner Europe
Yesterday, we had the great honour to host Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner Europe, in our virtual kick-off event of the BCCG #PolitikTalk Series.
In his remarks, Richard stressed the importance of the EU-UK relationship and assured that securing a UK-EU trade deal will be a top government priority over the months ahead. After Brexit, relations to GER will be as important as it ever has been. Particularly, in the realm of tech and clean growth Richard sees great potential for increased collaboration.
For anyone who missed the live session, please find here the recording of Richard Burn's speech.

Recording of Richard Burns speech
08 July 2020
A Plan for Jobs 2020
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament today outlining how the government will boost job creation in the UK:

07 July 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: No self-isolation for passengers arriving in England
Passengers will not be required to self-isolate when they arrive in England from a number of exempt countries and territories.

Please read for detailed information
06 July 2020
ATC, 46th new member in 2020
Audit Tax & Consulting Services GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Bernhard von Wersebe, Berlin
03 July 2020
British Consulate-General Munich -Vacancy-
Application deadline: 22 July 2020

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through the official site in the download below (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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02 July 2020
David Frost's statement following the conclusion of the round of negotiations with the EU
David Frost, Chief Negotiator, said:
We have completed our discussion of the full range of issues in the negotiation in just over three days. Our talks were face to face for the first time since March and this has given extra depth and flexibility to our discussions.

Read the full statement here
29 June 2020
Update: Information for UK nationals on applying for residency status in Germany
UK nationals living in Germany will need to apply for a residence document from their local Foreigners Authority (Ausländerbehörde).

Read the full update here
26 June 2020
Congratulations to #JuergenKlopp @LFC
BCCG gratuliert Jürgen Klopp und dem FC Liverpool! Erstmals nach 30 Jahren: Liverpool wieder englischer Fußballmeister.

There is no one like you to build bridges and promote #freundship between Germany and UK, THANK YOU!

Press release: BCCG invites Juergen Klopp and FC Liverpool to Berlin
26 June 2020
Changes to international trade mark registrations after 1 January 2021
International trade mark registrations protected in the EU under the Madrid Protocol will no longer enjoy protection in the UK after 1 January 2021.

Read further information here
24 June 2020
#PolitikTalk: New BCCG Web Talk Series
We are pleased to announce #PolitikTalk, a new virtual speakers series, starting 8 July. Every month, BCCG Managing Director Ilka Hartmann talks to politicians, experts, and insiders about political developments that shape the UK- EU/Germany future.

Please join us for our inaugural talk on 8 July, 13:00 - 13:45 h (CEST), featuring Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner Europe.

Richard Burn has been HM Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Europe at the Department of International Trade (DIT) since May 2020. As HMTC he is responsible for delivering the Regional Trade Plan (RTP), which has been approved by the DIT Secretary of State and DIT’s Executive Committee. The RTP sets out specific goals to grow and support UK exports to and inward investment from the Europe region, which includes the EU, EEA, Switzerland, the West Balkans and Israel. He leads a network of 317 UK based and LE staff across 32 countries.

Please register here
23 June 2020
motionfinity, 45th new member in 2020
motionfinity, Ralf Lange, 21502 Geesthacht
22 June 2020
BdB calls for progress and clarity in the negotiations in a new position paper
The Association of German Banks’ new position paper sets out its calls for future cooperation between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the financial sector. In the BdB’s opinion, given the stagnating negotiations with London, the only way to guarantee the smooth transition for financial services is through an agreement on a free trade agreement and complementing equivalence decisions.

Position paper on the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom
19 June 2020
Norbert Rudat, 44th new member in 2020
Norbert Rudat, 47269 Duisburg
19 June 2020
HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more firms reopen
Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today.

The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, comes as businesses across the UK are reopening and adjusting to a new normal.

The letter reads:

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”

Her Majesty also recognised the contribution Chambers of Commerce and their members have made during the pandemic:

“As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.”

Welcoming the letter, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said:

“The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.

“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”

A full copy of Her Majesty’s letter
18 June 2020
Unily, 43rd new member in 2020
Unily, Miriam Rügamer, GU7 2QW Eashig, Surrey
16 June 2020
KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH, 4th new sponsoring member and 42nd member in 2020
KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH, Nina Dietzel, 50667 Köln
16 June 2020
EU-UK Statement following the High Level Meeting on 15 June
Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, on 15 June.

Read further information here
16 June 2020
Scottish Development International: Job vacancy
Job vacancy Düsseldorf: "Senior Trade Specialist – Life Sciences and HealthCare".
Application deadline 10 July 2020.

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