Angela Booth

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Legal bid launched to stop Brexit without parliamentary approval

The law firm Mishcon de Reya is taking legal steps to ensure Article 50, the two-year process for formally quitting the European Union, is not triggered without an Act of Parliament.<p>Acting on behalf of an anonymous group of clients, lawyers have been in correspondence with government counterparts …

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Britain's 14 most beautiful islands

Seven holidays that are cheapest if you book now

From luxury breaks in Tenerife to polar bear excursions in the Arctic, these are the holidays that are best booked now. This article is updated each month with new suggestions and tours.<p>1. Cut-price winter sunshine in St Lucia<p><b>When:</b> November<p><b>Why book now?</b> Look forward to some Caribbean warmth before …

Pay-as-you-drive motorway sell-off stalled as sale details assumed vote to Remain

The £1.9bn sale of the M6 toll road has stalled in the wake of the referendum decision to leave the European Union. Investment bankers at UBS had been due to send out official sale documents to prospective bidders last month, which would have launched the formal sale process.<p>However, it is …

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Javid bolsters business team to keep firms on-side ahead of Brexit talks

Businesses with ideas or fears about Brexit will be given access to a newly-appointed trade tsar as part of the Government’s bid to keep companies on-side ahead of negotiations with the European Union.<p>Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, wrote to more than 100 large businesses and trade bodies over …

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First significant decline since crisis as 4pc wiped off world's top 100 companies

The value of the world's 100 biggest companies fell by 4pc over the last year in the first significant decline since the financial crisis, according to PwC.<p>Tumultuous markets in China and weak economic growth across Europe helped to wipe $668bn off the market cap of the Global Top 100 ranking in …

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CBI says falling pound to 'cushion' exporters during Brexit fallout

The weakness in the pound will absorb some of the shock of the Brexit vote as it weighs on domestic business spending in the next few months, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).<p>The business group said the boost to exporters, whose goods will become relatively cheaper after the …