It could be argued that the new year starts with as much uncertainty as the last minute Brexit deal took away.
As the documents were released over the Christmas break, few will have had a chance to read and comprehend the changes that it will bring, however, news that imports will not attract a tariff is positive, but concerns remain over the administrative burden at the border especially as necessary paperwork ramps up.
With Covid-19 cases rapidly increasing, and most of the UK covered by Tier 4 restrictions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of tougher measures in due course.
It seems that despite increasing Covid cases and measures, there are some positive lights in the economy such as improvements to manufacturing, increased consumer debt repayments, a buoyant housing market due to the stamp duty holiday, and of course the two current vaccine rollouts. The next few months will no doubt set the trajectory for the year.