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  • 7th October 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 7 October

    The Prime Minister outlined plans to exit the EU  on Wednesday last week that would see "two borders for four years" for Northern Ireland.  Proposing Northern Ireland remain in the European single...
  • 30th September 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 30 September

    The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the Prime Minister's suspension of parliament (prorogation) was unlawful and parliament reconvened the following day.
  • 13th September 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 17 September

    UK Parliament was ‘prorogued’ or suspended this week for an unprecedented five weeks. There have been legal challenges from the Scottish Courts which will lead to a Supreme Court ruling next week.
  • 10th September 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 10 Sepetember

    The political landscape has shifted again this week with legislation being proposed to prevent a no deal exit from the EU, being supported in the Commons.
  • 2nd September 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 2 September

    This week has seen a dramatic swing in the likelihood of a no deal Brexit, with PM Boris Johnson effecting an extended prorogue of Parliament. The possible effect of this will be that the Commons will not have enough time to pass legislation that will block a no deal exit.
  • 26th August 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 26 August

    The UK Prime Minister has suggested that he will be able to secure a Brexit solution with an amendment to the Northern Ireland backstop and a prediction that of a deal being done in the ‘final furlong’ citing the findings of the Alterative Arrangements Commission as evidence of ample scope for a deal.  Boris Johnson, this week, is at European Summit meetings, looking to meet and negotiate with other European Leaders.
  • 19th August 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 19 August

    The Brexit agenda has become a political subject once again, with the leaders of the main political parties offering solutions to leadership tensions, with suggestions of an emergency government formation to block a No Deal exit.  The business community are again raising their concerns about the uncertain EU exit conditions and the rise in negative economic indicators.
  • 12th August 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 12 August

    This week has seen a 0.2% contraction on GDP, the first economic contraction since 2012.  The Office for National Statistics  (ONS) reported that in the quarter to June 2019, GDP contracted, influenced, in the main, by production and construction sectors, while the service sector saw a near flat growth of  0.1%.
  • 5th August 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 5 August

    After the summer long Conservative party leadership race over, businesses are turning their attention back to preparing for the end of October deadline for exiting the EU.
  • 13th May 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 13 May

    It would seem as if Brexit has left the business news for a while, as the both sides of the house continue with their negotiations.

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