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  • 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.
  • 1st May 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 1 May

    After the Easter break, the Commons has now reconvened, and the Brexit negotiations continue. The Prime Minister is still committed to having a deal agreed before the EU Elections deadline, but momentum of the negotiations has slowed.
  • 15th April 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 15 April

    Despite pulling the UK away from the cliff edge of a no deal EU exit, the UK government is still well and truly divided on how we will leave the trading bloc. The EU has granted up to a six-month extension. The Prime Minister is hoping to accelerate negotiations and leave the EU before the European Parliament elections, but the chances of that are starting to fade.
  • 8th April 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 8 April

    After the continued political Withdrawal Deal deadlock in the Commons and a slight marginal adoption of the Cooper amendment, the Prime Minister has been faced with little choice but to return to the EU and ask for a further extension (or ‘flextension’ as the media have coined the phrase).
  • 1st April 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 1 April

    Whilst the Commons Ministers were unable to find any form of consensus on how to break the Brexit political deadlock, business leaders continue to call for stability and decisions to be made.   Theresa May has offered her early departure in an attempt to focus consensus, so the UK is now facing a leadership contest in parallel to Brexit negotiations.
  • 25th March 2019

    Brexit weekly news 25 March

    The one thing that is for sure this week is that the UK will no longer be leaving the EU on 29 March. Beyond that, the scenarios for planning are now fragmented. In previous months, the UK government has been categorical in ruling out a second referendum or extension to Article 50, stating that the current, negotiated deal was the only option, besides no deal. Now all options are back on the table. The next 72 hours should bring more votes and possibly, the Commons trying to take control of the destiny of the withdrawal arrangements.
  • 18th March 2019

    Brexit weekly news 18 March

    The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days and still, there is no certainty for businesses.  The possibility of the Withdrawal Agreement being voted on by the Commons for a third time, has been ruled out by the Speak of the House. So, what are the next steps?
  • 13th March 2019

    Brexit news 13 March

    The Prime Ministers Brexit Withdrawal deal was not supported in the House of Commons last night.  The implications of the no-vote are still to be analysed but the next stage of events will be a sec...

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