• The IndependentBrexit: UK consumer confidence falls to lowest level since immediately after vote, survey reveals

    UK consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level since immediately after last year’s Brexit vote, with concerns around the economy particularly depressing sentiment, a new study reveals. Consumer research group GfK’s long-running confidence index fell by two points this month, to minus 12 – a level last seen in July 2016. “The economic picture across the UK remains confusing,” Read more...

  • The IndependentBrexit: £1 trillion London fund management business threatened by latest EU guidance

    British-based investment firms’ long-standing ability to manage billions of euros of assets elsewhere in Europe could be threatened by Brexit, new EU guidance suggests. Asset managers in London oversee funds worth €1.2 trillion (£1.07 trillion) in the EU – more than their peers in France, Germany and Italy combined, according to figures from UK industry body the Investment Association. Previously, Read more...

  • BBC NewsBrexit: UK-EU freedom of movement 'to end in March 2019'

    A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said.Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants.That report is expected in September 2018, six months before Brexit.Home Secretary Amber Read more...

  • The IndependentBrexit: Amber Rudd announces 'implementation period' to delay promised curbs on EU immigration

    The flow of EU workers will continue for an “implementation period” after Brexit, the Home Secretary has announced, scrapping plans for tough new rules from March 2019. In a bid to calm the fears of businesses, Amber Rudd has bowed to pressure to accept the Government cannot have a new immigration system ready for Brexit Day. Instead, there will be Read more...

  • CNBCUK to tap Mexico after US in ongoing post-Brexit trade pursuit

    Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox travels to Mexico Wednesday for trade talks. This follows two-day discussions in Washington with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Boris Johnson is also in Australia for talks. The U.K.’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is to visit Mexico Wednesday to launch discussions for a post-Brexit deal as part of the Britain’s ongoing efforts to secure Read more...

  • The IndependentBMW did not receive post-Brexit government reassurance before its Oxford Mini decision

    German carmaker BMW has announced plans to build an electric Mini at its plant in Oxford, but said that it hadn’t received any reassurances from the Government over post-Brexit trading arrangements before making the decision. On Tuesday, BMW said that it would be building the battery-powered, zero emissions vehicle in 2019, and that it had considered locations in Germany and Read more...

  • The IndependentBritish EU negotiator says Brexit was a 'terrible idea' and even the Government doesn't understand how bad it will be

    Britain’s chances of securing a deal with the EU in the 20 months left of Brexit negotiations “look minimal”, according to a former UK-EU negotiator.  Steve Bullock, who worked at the UK Representation to the EU from 2010 to 2014, also accused government ministers of an “appalling dereliction of duty” over a failure to understand the complexities of Britain’s withdrawal from the Read more...

  • The IndependentDonald Trump promises 'very big and exciting' trade deal with the UK after Brexit

    Donald Trump has promised a “very big and exciting” trade deal with the UK after Brexit.  In a tweet on Monday lunchtime, the US President said his administration was “working on a major trade deal”, adding: “Could be very big & exciting. JOBS!” He also accused the EU of being “very protectionist” and told the bloc to “STOP!” Read more Read more...

  • BBC NewsBrexit: UK and EU still split on citizens' rights

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a swift deal on the rights of EU nationals living in the UK.He said the UK government took “very, very seriously” the need to end their anxiety and uncertainty.Mr Davis again signalled that he was not willing to compromise over the role of the European Court of Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaBritain Goes for Front of the Line in US Trade Talks

    The United States and Britain are launching preliminary talks in Washington on a trade deal that will set up a new trade relationship between the two countries, after Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain hopes removing barriers under its current EU arrangement will boost trade with the United States by $40 billion by 2030. But as VOA Europe correspondent Read more...