Travel Regime for City of London

Post-Brexit Travel Regime for City of London

Brexit secretary David Davis promised guests a post-Brexit travel regime for the City of London in a speech delivered at the UBS European Conference on Tuesday, 14 November. Mr Davis announced to around 700 investors,...
Northern Ireland and Ireland: Position Paper

Northern Ireland and Ireland: Position Paper

The British government released a policy paper on 16 August, titled Northern Ireland and Ireland: Position Paper. This position paper—published prior to the next negotiations meeting with the EU—outlines Britain’s position on the European...
Weak Pound

UK Exports to EU Rise on Weak Pound

Britain’s goods manufacturers saw a boost in exports to EU member states on the weak pound as they outweighed import sales during in the first half of 2017. The weaker pound has meant that...
Brexit Papers

Government to Issue Five Brexit Papers

The government will issue five new Brexit papers outlining a proposal for a future trade customs relationship with the EU. The first paper of the series, Future Customs Arrangements, A Future Partnership Paper, highlights...
Duty-Free Access for Developing Countries

UK to Preserve Duty-Free Access for Developing Countries Post-Brexit

The British government will continue to preserve duty-free access for developing countries post-Brexit. Britain will maintain a current EU law that allows 48 developing countries—including Haiti, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Bangladesh—duty-free access to imports from...
Impact of Brexit

Treasury Estimates on Impact of Brexit ‘Overly Pessimistic’

Economists of the Treasury have been accused of being ‘overly pessimistic’ with their estimates on the potential impact of Brexit on the British economy. The Treasury’s Gravity Model had estimated that trade in goods is...
Brexit Negotiations Began Monday 19 June

Brexit Talks Began Monday 19 June

Formal Brexit talks began Monday 19 June as officials gathered in Brussels at the European Commission headquarters—almost a year on from the referendum vote in 2016. The European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier and Britain’s...
OECD 2017 Business and Finance Outlook Includes Advice on Brexit

OECD 2017 Business and Finance Outlook Includes Advice on Brexit

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD) have released their 2017 Business and Finance Outlook report which includes advice on Brexit, advising the European Union to seek a pragmatic approach to the City of London...
Brexit Negotiations to Begin Next Month

Brexit Negotiations to Begin Next Month

EU diplomats are expecting official Brexit negotiations to begin on the week beginning 19 June, says EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. However, an official date will not be confirmed until after the UK’s snap...
Britain Backs Silk Road Initiative

Britain Backs Silk Road Initiative

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said that Britain is a natural partner for China’s new Silk Road initiative as he hopes to further secure economic ties between Britain and China. The Silk Road initiative, also...
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