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Brexit weekly digest 25 November

The Prime Minister Mr Johnson has announced plans for a new immigration system after Brexit, including a salary threshold for prospective workers coming to the UK.

The Prime Minister Mr Johnson has announced plans for a new immigration system after Brexit, including a salary threshold for prospective workers coming to the UK. Asked whether the policy would undermine efforts to plug skills gaps in the UK, Mr Raab told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “We want to be able to plug gaps in specific areas, whether it’s in the NHS or whether it’s elsewhere, but what you don’t want to do is encourage over-reliance on cheap labour from abroad, which has a depressing effect on wages in this country"
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-dominic-raab-corbyn-skill-shortage-business-freedom-movement-labour-a9206271.html


The UK’s GDP growth rate will slip to 1% next year even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD said the economy would slow down from growth of 1.2% this year if parliament passes Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal before the 31 January deadline,
https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/21/tories-no-deal-brexit-plans-damage-uk-economy-oecd-eu#aoh=15744510073164&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%2


British business suffered its deepest downturn since mid-2016 this month as the approach of a national election exacerbated uncertainty about Brexit, according to a survey which augured badly for the economy.
https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN1XW0Y4


Refusing to follow EU rules on energy efficiency standards will put UK manufacturers on the back foot, Andrew Warren Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation warns. UK electricity consumption is 18 per cent lower than 15 years ago. Some two-thirds of that drop can be ascribed to implementation of European Union energy-using product policy.
https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/3084124/brexit-risks-baking-in-a-manufacturing-disadvantage-for-uk-business

The government has made preparations for every scenario in its negotiations with the EU, including a ‘no deal' Brexit. As a country that relies heavily on a mix of domestic and imported gas to meet a large demand for energy, Britain's energy landscape is one area sparking debate as part of EU negotiations.
https://oilvoice.com/Opinion/38194/What-could-happen-to-the-gas-industry-in-even-of-a-no-deal-Brexit

 

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