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Brexit: Will EU bodies be staying in London or going?

<b>It is not just the UK's future in Europe at stake in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. The EU also has a large footprint in the UK, which could be about to get a little smaller in the next few years.</b><p>There has been plenty of speculation about whether the UK will remain in the single market or the …

United Kingdom

Why a 'soft Brexit' is in the interest of both London and Brussels

London accounts for 85% of the EU’s hedge fund assets, 78% of its foreign exchange turnover, 74% of over-the-counter interest rate derivatives, 64% …

U.K. Government’s Brexit Plans Still Unclear, Resigning Diplomat Says

Prime Minister Theresa May acts quickly to ease uncertainty, picking Tim Barrow, a former ambassador to Russia, as new EU envoy<p>LONDON—The U.K. government faced renewed pressure to set out its Brexit plans in more detail after its resigning ambassador to the European Union expressed frustration over …

United Kingdom

‘Totally FCO’ diplomat takes on Brexit challenge

Sir Tim Barrow’s appointment as Britain’s next EU ambassador marks the return of more traditional diplomatic leadership in Brussels at a time of …

UK will create 400,000 jobs if it quits the customs union as part of Brexit talks, analysis finds

Britain will become a “beacon of global free trade” and create nearly 400,000 new jobs if it quits the customs union as part of the Brexit negotiations, it has been suggested.<p>An analysis by Change Britain, a group with the backing of Michael Gove, said that leaving the European Union’s customs …

Brexit: Clarity needed 'pretty soon' says Carwyn Jones

<b>UK ministers must make clear what Brexit deal they want "pretty soon" to ensure a "reasonably united front" with devolved nations for the negotiations, First Minister Carwyn Jones has warned.</b><p>He said the UK government would not want criticism from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland before the …

United Kingdom

British-Irish trade network set up to offset Brexit impact

A new network to link up Irish and British trading partners has been formed to offset any negative Brexit impact on trade between the UK and Ireland.<p>The British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC) has launched the British Irish Gateway for Trade service, which connects firms from either side of the …

Ireland

'The WORLD wants to trade with Britain' Tory peer fumes on BBC over Brexit doom-mongering

Lord Marland, a former trade envoy for David Cameron, praised the “incredible amount” the UK has to offer to the international business market, which …

How Brexit is breaking the British constitution

Leavers are targeting all those deemed ideologically impure: MPs, the judiciary and the civil service.<p>In 1945, after Winston Churchill proposed …

Brexit: Former government member says Foreign Office ‘in despair’ over Boris Johnson

A former member of the Government has claimed Foreign Office civil servants are “in despair” about Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit.<p>Lord Wallace of …

Project Fear Brexit predictions were 'flawed and partisan', new study says

Predictions by the Treasury ahead of the Brexit vote have been brought into question by a study which says that leaving the European Union will halve net migration, give British workers a pay rise and help to solve the housing crisis.<p>The report from the Centre for Business Research at the …

Confused by the news? Here's an A-Z of Brexit

Language is constantly evolving. “Girl”, for example, used to mean any young person, male or female, while “sly” was skilful and “nice” was stupid. Right now, “literal” is turning into figurative. But never has the change been so rapid. Ever since the Brexit debate heated up last year, we’ve been …

United Kingdom

Brexit not among five main issues for 2017 highlighted by European Parliament

All eyes in Britain may be on the impending Brexit negotiations but European policymakers have more pressing matters to deal with, according to a …

Migrant farm workers may stay after Brexit but red tape goes

<b>The environment secretary says she is "absolutely committed" to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit.</b><p>Andrea Leadsom said the government would ensure the food and farming sectors have the labour they need but the details were not settled yet.<p>Mrs Leadsom also said …

United Kingdom

Brexit? What Brexit Economic Shock? UK Services PMI At 17-Month High

Some of us do indeed recall the predictions of economic terror that would be visited upon us if we had the temerity to vote for Brexit. Absolutely none of which seems to have happened–rather the reverse in fact, the UK economy seems to have stepped up a gear in growth. At which point we’d probably …

Economics

Car prices set to rise in 2017 as Brexit uncertainty kicks in, warns industry body

Car prices are likely to rise in 2017, leading to a downturn in sales as the economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU kicks in, the …

How prepared is Britain for Brexit?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man you've never heard of resigns from a job you didn't know existed. How worried should you be?<p>If you care about the UK getting a good deal from Brussels after it leaves the European Union, then quite worried. Especially if that man is Sir Ivan Rogers and the post is the UK's permanent …

United Kingdom

UK's lack of negotiating experience may lead to 'very hard Brexit'

Britain’s four-decade membership of the EU has left it lacking experience in international negotiations, which will hamper it in trade talks and may lead to “a very hard Brexit”, Norway’s prime minister has said.<p>Erna Solberg, speaking to Reuters at a meeting of Bavaria’s centre-right CSU party in …

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The economic consensus was horribly wrong and here are the real reasons Brexit is succeeding

In the days before the vote on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, a chorus of voices warned that a decision to leave would lead to …

Westminster hiding true scale of child poverty, says Scottish justice secretary

The British government is “sweeping the issue of child poverty under the carpet,” Scottish Justice Secretary Alex Neil has warned. He said the impending cut to tax credits will be “devastating” to working families.<p>Neil made the remarks as new figures revealed more youngsters in Scotland are living …

Norway's Prime Minister warns Britain faces a 'very hard Brexit' because it lacks negotiating experience

Britain could be facing a "very hard Brexit" because it lacks negotiating expertise, Norway's prime minister has warned.<p>Erna Solberg expressed doubts …

It’s the British establishment that has a problem with democracy

If there were any doubts that the British establishment has a problem with democracy, the last few days should have put them to rest. First there was the drama of the spurned Tory donor and piggate. Unsurprisingly, Michael Ashcroft’s revelation that the prime minister simulated oral sex with a dead …

Labour Party

No decisions yet on benefit cuts, says Duncan Smith

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1156000/1156371_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656330_477162d802a07f459e429a9bf2014d8b<p><b>No decisions have been made on where to make further benefit cuts, should the Conservatives win the general election - Iain Duncan Smith has told</b> …

United Kingdom

Iain Duncan Smith blasts bishops meddling in politics: Minister hits out at Church of England for 'claiming to be non-partisan' while attacking only Coalition policies

• <b>Cabinet minister mocks Anglican Church over its 'dwindling relevance'</b>• <b><br>Comes after bishops' letter railing against market economy, consumerism and</b> …

Church of England

Battle for Britain

Iain Duncan Smith is admiring a portrait of one of his ancestors on his office wall. Amid impressive oil paintings of seascapes, hangs a sketch of …

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour only stands for welfare dependency

Universal Credit represents nothing less than a complete shift in the welfare culture in this country: no longer just pouring money in as Labour did, writes the Work and Pensions Secretary<p>This Government has pursued the most ambitious programme of welfare reform for over a generation – getting …

Iain Duncan Smith: how private finance can revolutionise public services

Investors can cut reoffending and end rough sleeping though social impact bonds<p>Five years ago, we inherited an economy that had entered the worst recession in living memory, with the deficit rising, costs spiralling, and GDP shrinking. People were losing their jobs and feared for the future.<p>A …

Iain Duncan Smith's policies on welfare are working

The Work and Pensions Secretary has successfully challenged the Left's view of welfare benefits<p>There is more good news on the economic front. The biggest quarterly increase in employment on record has pushed unemployment down sharply to 7.1 per cent. That is the largest fall since 1997, leaving us …