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Brexit could kill off entire industries, says Jaguar Land Rover chief1h 6m Brexit could kill off entire industries, says Jaguar Land Rover chief
Ralf Speth calls for political action as CBI survey finds four out of five businesses have cut investment ahead of EU exit Key industries will be destroyed by a hard Brexit, one of the country’s most powerful chief executives has predicted, amid warnings that Britain’s imminent EU exit has dented investment by four in five businesses. Ralf Speth, the boss of Jaguar Land Rover, said that such an outcome would lead to the closure of plants and major job losses as he warned that some exposed industries would have “no way to survive a hard Brexit”.
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Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan15h Updated Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
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Stock exchange signals post-Brexit City confidence34h Stock exchange signals post-Brexit City confidence
As indicators on the City of London's prospects go, post-Brexit, it's not a bad one.
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Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast37h Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma – podcast
In the 1980s, Thatcher’s government sold Britain as ‘a gateway to Europe’. Nissan came to Sunderland and thrived – but now its future is uncertain
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No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president40h No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president
Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continue The president of Toyota has said a no-deal
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No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line42h No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line
Ferry operator Stena Line, which owns three UK ports, warns of disruption to food imports.
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EU leaders ready to help May sell Brexit deal to parliament 18 Oct 4:03pm EU leaders ready to help May sell Brexit deal to parliament
PM will be backed in building ‘coalition of the reasonable’ in desperate bid to avoid no deal EU leaders are preparing to back Theresa May in building a “coalition of the reasonable” in the UK parliament, in a desperate bid to
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Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period 18 Oct 1:13pm Updated Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period
Theresa May says both sides are determined to reach a deal, despite no major breakthrough.
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Sky warns Disney and Discovery of no-deal Brexit blackout 18 Oct 1:08pm Sky warns Disney and Discovery of no-deal Brexit blackout
Broadcasters would need new licences for Sky to carry them on UK and Ireland service Sky has delivered an ultimatum to broadcasters including Disney and Discovery to sort out their post-Brexit licensing plans by the end of 2018 or face being taken off its pay-TV service. Sky has sent the deadline letter because it needs to know the licensing plans of its channel partners to make sure it abides by European broadcasting regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March.
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Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit? 18 Oct 5:52am Updated Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit?
With so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit will look like, some homebuyers and sellers may delay making decisions until after March next year. But is this a good move?
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Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow 17 Oct 5:18am Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow
Uncertainty over Brexit puts off buyers in the capital and south-east during autumn The housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected because of slowing sales in London and the south-east, where
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Housebuilder profit alert amid Brexit uncertainty 17 Oct 2:16am Housebuilder profit alert amid Brexit uncertainty
Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected after buyers were put off by "political and economic uncertainties".
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US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU 16 Oct 9:54pm US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU
The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index 16 Oct 6:01pm Britain falls to eighth place in WEF global competitiveness index
UK drops two places as World Economic Forum warns Brexit holds risk of further decline Britain has dropped two places to eighth in an influential global competitiveness index, with the risk of Brexit further damaging its international standing. The World Economic Forum (WEF), which runs the annual
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 FTSE LIVE: Paddy Power slapped with fine; Scottish Power goes for wind; Bellway warns of Brexit risk 16 Oct 5:28am Updated FTSE LIVE: Paddy Power slapped with fine; Scottish Power goes for wind; Bellway warns of Brexit risk
Paddy Power Betfair has been slapped with a £2.2million fine for 'failing to protect customers and stop stolen money being gambled'.
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 Bellway sells record number of homes but warns of Brexit  16 Oct 5:18am Bellway sells record number of homes but warns of Brexit 
The housebuilder said the taxpayer-funded Help to Buy loan scheme, which accounted for 39 per cent of completions in the year to the end of July, helped it sell 10,307 homes in the period.
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Ford U-turn: carmaker says no-deal Brexit could force it to leave UK 15 Oct 1:51pm Ford U-turn: carmaker says no-deal Brexit could force it to leave UK
Dramatic change of heart comes as AstraZeneca and Nissan also sound alarm about hard Brexit The US carmaker Ford has described a no-deal Brexit as a “red line” that would force it to reconsider the scale of its presence in Britain in a dramatic reversal of an earlier commitment to stay put. Ford issued the warning on the same day as the pharmaceuticals company
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Three years of weak growth forecast for UK 15 Oct 5:13am Three years of weak growth forecast for UK
Britain's economy faces three years of weak economic growth which could be dented even further in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a respected forecasting body.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Britain’s big budget battle 14 Oct 4:52pm ALEX BRUMMER: Britain’s big budget battle
The upcoming Budget on will be framed by two events. The first is an increasingly fraught global economy. And the second a better outcome to Brexit negotiations than thought possible a few weeks ago.
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Brexit: EU ambassadors told final deal still not yet agreed - Politics live 14 Oct 1:33pm Updated Brexit: EU ambassadors told final deal still not yet agreed - Politics live
Follow the latest developments after Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier meet in Brussels
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Brexit: EU ambassadors meet for update as sources dismiss claims deal agreed tonight - Politics live 14 Oct 12:46pm Updated Brexit: EU ambassadors meet for update as sources dismiss claims deal agreed tonight - Politics live
Follow the latest developments as Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier meet in Brussels
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UK economy heading for worst year since crash, say economists 14 Oct 10:26am UK economy heading for worst year since crash, say economists
EY Item Club blames growing risks of no-deal Brexit as it downgrades forecasts The British economy is heading for its worst year in almost a decade amid the growing risks from no-deal
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May could yet leave the Brexit rebels high and dry | Phillip Inman 13 Oct 11:59am May could yet leave the Brexit rebels high and dry | Phillip Inman
If the PM can place a concrete deal before MPs, the pressure on hardliners to take it, and avoid chaos, will be intenseWhen the final Brexit deal hits the floor of the Commons, Brexiters who prefer leaving the EU without a deal than agreeing to
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 Want to buy a holiday home in Europe before Brexit? Here are the amazing properties available 13 Oct 9:41am Updated Want to buy a holiday home in Europe before Brexit? Here are the amazing properties available
Here we reveal stunning homes on the continent that are for sale and pinpoint some of the best areas to buy in and the financial plusses and minuses of purchasing right now.
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 Christmas turkeys more expensive thanks to Brexit as farmers have to pay European pluckers more 13 Oct 5:37am Christmas turkeys more expensive thanks to Brexit as farmers have to pay European pluckers more
Brexit means British farmers have to pay their European workers higher wages, and with the pound losing strength prices have jumped significantly.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: A Brexit dividend for Britain if Theresa May can make a deal 13 Oct 3:09am ALEX BRUMMER: A Brexit dividend for Britain if Theresa May can make a deal
Say it quietly but if Prime Minister Theresa May does pull off a Brexit deal, as looks increasingly likely, there will be a dividend. And it is not the one on the side of the Boris bus.
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Brexit blamed for price rise for Christmas turkeys 12 Oct 1:57pm Brexit blamed for price rise for Christmas turkeys
Fall in pound and uncertainty has led to farmers paying more to attract or retain EU workers Brexit is about to make Christmas turkeys more expensive. Prices are to jump as a result of the fall in the value of the pound and higher wages farmers now have to pay to their east European pluckers. Paul Kelly, the chairman of the British Turkey Federation and boss of KellyBronze, a free range producer, said the industry was being forced to increase prices because of a 5% to 7% rise in costs.
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Frictionless Brexit trade deal would bolster budget – Hammond 12 Oct 11:55am Updated Frictionless Brexit trade deal would bolster budget – Hammond
Chancellor says smooth exit would free up much of £15.4bn reserved in case of ‘no deal’ A smooth
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UK consumers could lose EU legal rights in event of no-deal Brexit 12 Oct 11:23am Updated UK consumers could lose EU legal rights in event of no-deal Brexit
Protections on products and services bought from EU-based traders could go, warns notice UK customers may be in legal limbo if they buy faulty products from EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government has warned. The warning comes in the latest tranche of notices about potential issues arising if the government does not strike a deal with Brussels.
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 Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market 12 Oct 3:37am Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market
Property prices are down, buyer demand is slipping and the time it takes to complete a sale is on the up, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.
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 Consumers face higher food costs and restricted travel in a no-deal Brexit 12 Oct 3:35am Consumers face higher food costs and restricted travel in a no-deal Brexit
Painting a dismal picture of no-deal Brexit Britain, Which? said increasing numbers of people are concerned over the possibility of higher energy bills, food prices and transport costs.
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EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop 12 Oct 3:01am EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop
Meeting with regional business leaders aims to drive wedge between DUP and Theresa May The EU has launched a direct sales pitch to Northern Ireland businesses in an attempt to drive a wedge between the Democratic Unionist party and Theresa May over the backstop solution for the Irish border in Brexit negotiations. As the rhetoric from Belfast intensifies and the
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Kent motorway to shut as work begins on possible post-Brexit lorry park 11 Oct 4:17pm Kent motorway to shut as work begins on possible post-Brexit lorry park
M26’s closure for site surveys angers local MP, amid wider concerns in Tory ranks about May’s Brexit plans A Kent motorway is undergoing a series of closures as work begins on turning it into a potential lorry park to deal with the possible impact of a no-deal Brexit. In the most significant practical work yet to prepare for the consequences of the UK crashing out of the EU, the M26 will be closed through the night until next week for site surveys before another set of closures in the month before Christmas to install gates in the central reservation.
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 Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market with prices subdued and completion times up 11 Oct 3:47pm Updated Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market with prices subdued and completion times up
Property prices are down, buyer demand is slipping and the time it takes to complete a sale is on the up, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.
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Tax chief received death threats over Brexit cost estimate 11 Oct 1:52pm Tax chief received death threats over Brexit cost estimate
Jon Thompson says he has changed routes to work after backlash to £20bn appraisal
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Irish cheese maker stockpiling cheddar in case of no-deal Brexit 11 Oct 1:13pm Irish cheese maker stockpiling cheddar in case of no-deal Brexit
Ornua, owner of Kerrygold and Pilgrims Choice brands, says it is preparing for uncertainty The Irish dairy company behind well-known brands such as Kerrygold has started stockpiling cheddar in the UK to guard against the risk of a major price hike for Britain’s favourite cheese in the event of a no-deal Brexit. World Trade Organization tariffs on cheddar are as high as 42% but Irish cheese manufacturers fear sales would plummet in British supermarkets if it passed on the extra cost to the consumer.
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 Stockmarket meltdown: IMF warns over trade war, Brexit and debt 11 Oct 12:17pm Updated Stockmarket meltdown: IMF warns over trade war, Brexit and debt
The FTSE 100 closed nearly 2 per cent down today at 7,006 - having briefly dipped below 7,000 at one point. It suffered a 1.3 per cent drop yesterday.
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Second Kent motorway is possible post-Brexit lorry park 11 Oct 11:44am Second Kent motorway is possible post-Brexit lorry park
M26 earmarked as holding lane for HGVs if customs checks into EU become necessary Work has started on turning a second motorway in Kent into a potential post-Brexit lorry park to deal with tailbacks to the Channel Tunnel and ports should customs checks have to be introduced. The M26 will remain closed through the night until next week as Highways England carry out site surveys and then again for more than a month before Christmas to install gates in the central reservation.
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 Top stocks to ride out the trade war and Brexit storms 11 Oct 11:30am Updated Top stocks to ride out the trade war and Brexit storms
We are in the midst of turbulent times economically and politically, and investors could be forgiven for shying away from the stock market altogether.
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OBR likens no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week 11 Oct 11:18am OBR likens no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week
Britain's fiscal watchdog has likened the possible scale of impact of a no-deal Brexit to the three-day week when the country was plunged into crisis more than 40 years ago.
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Brexit: No deal brings risk of stockpiling says watchdog 11 Oct 8:11am Brexit: No deal brings risk of stockpiling says watchdog
An "abrupt" Brexit could lead to shortages and hoarding, says the Office for Budget Responsibility.
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Brexit: Tony Blair warns of long-term damage to UK services sector 11 Oct 12:37am Brexit: Tony Blair warns of long-term damage to UK services sector
Former PM’s thinktank predicts impact could be twice that felt by export industries, with Chequers little better than no deal Brexit will inflict long-lasting pain on Britain’s service sector, Tony Blair has warned as a report said Theresa May’s plans will be only marginally better than no-deal on the dominant industry. An analysis carried out for the former prime minister’s Institute for Global Change said that crashing out and trading on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms would see productivity 4.91% lower in 12 years’ time than if Britain remained in the customs union and single market.
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Brexit uncertainty taking toll on property market, experts say 10 Oct 7:01pm Brexit uncertainty taking toll on property market, experts say
Falling prices, lack of buyers and record times to complete sales revealed by RICS research Brexit uncertainty has crushed confidence in the property market, according to the official surveyors’ body, with buyers evaporating,
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 DAILY BRIEFING: City watchdog sets out plans in case of a no deal Brexit 10 Oct 4:55pm DAILY BRIEFING: City watchdog sets out plans in case of a no deal Brexit
The Financial Conduct Authority has set out plans to minimise disruption if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, giving temporary permission to Continental banks so they can carry on operating.
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 FTSE LIVE: Patisserie Valerie freezes shares; SSE-Npower deal cleared; Telford Homes warns on Brexit 10 Oct 12:32pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Patisserie Valerie freezes shares; SSE-Npower deal cleared; Telford Homes warns on Brexit
The FTSE 100 closed down 91.85 points at 7145.74 and the pound was at $1.32 against the dollar.
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IMF warns global economic stability at risk from no-deal Brexit 10 Oct 10:01am IMF warns global economic stability at risk from no-deal Brexit
Annual report says ongoing uncertainty could adversely affect market confidence A no-deal Brexit would send shockwaves through the global financial system and is one of the main risks to economic stability, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Echoing concerns
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 UK car industry launches no deal Brexit contingency programme 10 Oct 9:14am UK car industry launches no deal Brexit contingency programme
The SMMT said its programme was aimed at providing support for small and medium-sized companies, who make-up the vast majority of Britain's automotive supply chain.
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Minister sees 5,000 City jobs going by Brexit day 10 Oct 8:30am Minister sees 5,000 City jobs going by Brexit day
Britain's financial services minister has backed an estimate by the Bank of England that the financial services sector will have lost 5,000 jobs to Europe by day one of Brexit.
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UK expects to lose 5,000 City jobs through Brexit 10 Oct 7:11am Updated UK expects to lose 5,000 City jobs through Brexit
The UK government expects 5,000 financial service jobs to have left the UK by March 2019.
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 Trillions of reasons why EU needs a deal: Bank of England warns of risk to European lenders  10 Oct 3:24am Updated Trillions of reasons why EU needs a deal: Bank of England warns of risk to European lenders 
When Brexit happens in March 2019, banks from the Continent will be barred by EU law from using British clearing houses such as the one operated by the London Stock Exchange.
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Darling and Howard back call for post-Brexit carbon tax 9 Oct 7:01pm Darling and Howard back call for post-Brexit carbon tax
Policy Exchange report calls for steadily rising levy to help tackle climate change Companies selling fossil fuels in Britain should face a steadily rising carbon tax to tackle climate change after Brexit, according to the former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling and the Conservative party grandee Michael Howard. In a cross-party campaign to ensure the government sticks to its commitment to cut carbon emissions after Britain leaves the EU, the two politicians said a tax should be introduced as soon as reasonably possible.
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 Brexit boost as plans are unveiled for major development at Canary Wharf 9 Oct 6:18pm Brexit boost as plans are unveiled for major development at Canary Wharf
In a vote of confidence in the UK before Brexit, Canary Wharf Group said its multi-billion pound scheme would redevelop 23 acres of land into offices, shops, housing and public spaces.
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Bank of England warns EU over Brexit risk to financial stability 9 Oct 9:52am Updated Bank of England warns EU over Brexit risk to financial stability
Pressing need to act to mitigate risk of no deal, says financial policy committee The Bank of England has issued its strongest warning yet to the EU that its lack of adequate planning for Brexit has created growing risks for almost £70tn of complex financial contracts. Threadneedle Street said the bloc had made only limited progress to protect the financial system and time was running out, with little more than six months before the UK is due to leave the EU.
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US / China trade war and Brexit threaten global growth 8 Oct 9:47pm US / China trade war and Brexit threaten global growth
The US trade war with China and Brexit uncertainty are hitting global economic growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Japan says UK could join TPP post-Brexit 8 Oct 6:07pm Updated Japan says UK could join TPP post-Brexit
PM Shinzo Abe says the UK could be welcomed into the Pacific deal "with open arms" after Brexit.
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 Rolls-Royce to hire more staff as luxury car maker readies itself for more exports post-Brexit 8 Oct 12:23pm Rolls-Royce to hire more staff as luxury car maker readies itself for more exports post-Brexit
It will take the total workforce at the firm's boutique Goodwood factory in Chichester, Sussex, to a record 2,000, six times the total when the company first opened the plant 15 years ago.
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Plan for no-deal Brexit crunch, ADS urges Hammond 8 Oct 10:26am Plan for no-deal Brexit crunch, ADS urges Hammond
The Treasury should prepare emergency measures to ease a cashflow crisis that could hit companies in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, the leading body representing Britain's aerospace and defence industry has told Philip Hammond.
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 Secret blueprint for a no-deal Brexit reveals shock if your holiday is hit 8 Oct 5:19am Updated Secret blueprint for a no-deal Brexit reveals shock if your holiday is hit
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), the packaged holiday trade body, is encouraging member companies to insert ‘Brexit clauses’ in their terms and conditions.
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The only real ‘Brexit dividend’ comes from not leaving | William Keegan 7 Oct 2:00am The only real ‘Brexit dividend’ comes from not leaving | William Keegan
There is no exit model that improves economic growth, and this disastrous project has stopped us tackling real social illsI know that Theresa May is beleaguered on all sides – not least her own – but did she realise what she was saying when she “warned” the Conservative conference that divisions over Brexit “could stop the UK leaving entirely”? Since stopping the UK leaving entirely is just what we Remainers wish to achieve, one can but marvel at the prime minister’s pronouncement. I am tempted to add “long live the divisions”, but the truth is that the sooner this Brexit fantasy is put to rest, the better.
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 House prices slip as Brexit fears dominate, says Halifax 5 Oct 2:48pm Updated House prices slip as Brexit fears dominate, says Halifax
Property values dropped 1.4 per cent last month to £225,995 after a 0.2 per cent decline in August, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.
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EU may offer post-Brexit trade flexibility to help May secure deal 5 Oct 10:42am EU may offer post-Brexit trade flexibility to help May secure deal
Frictionless trade option likely to be left open in case UK’s red lines change after departure
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UK house prices fell sharply in September amid Brexit wariness 5 Oct 7:08am UK house prices fell sharply in September amid Brexit wariness
Drop is fastest in six months as number of homes for sale in 2018 dips to a decade low UK house prices unexpectedly dropped at the fastest pace for almost six months in September, according to Halifax, as the number of homes for sale in 2018 fell to a decade low. Britain’s biggest mortgage lender said the average price of a home in Britain dropped to £225,995 last month, down 1.4% from the level recorded in August. The price of a home remained 2.5% higher than a year ago.
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Government paying lip service to industrial strategy – Vince Cable 4 Oct 1:15pm Government paying lip service to industrial strategy – Vince Cable
Brexit has ‘sucked the energy out of Whitehall’, says Liberal Democrat leader The Liberal Democrat leader,
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UK car sales tumble 20% amid emission tests and Brexit uncertainty – business live 4 Oct 10:34am Updated UK car sales tumble 20% amid emission tests and Brexit uncertainty – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including a nasty slump in UK car registrations
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 Sofa stalwart DFS blames the heatwave and Brexit uncertainty for a nosedive in profits 4 Oct 5:57am Updated Sofa stalwart DFS blames the heatwave and Brexit uncertainty for a nosedive in profits
Sofa chain DFS is far from sitting comfortably after posting its second consecutive year of falling profits. The Doncaster-based firm has seen its earnings cut in half over the last 12 months.
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UK car sales tumble 20% amid emissions and Brexit uncertainty – business live 4 Oct 5:57am Updated UK car sales tumble 20% amid emissions and Brexit uncertainty – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including a nasty slump in UK car registrations
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Car sales plunge as Nissan warns on Brexit 4 Oct 5:43am Updated Car sales plunge as Nissan warns on Brexit
The sales slide coincides with a warning from the carmaker of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.
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DFS profits halve after summer sales hit 4 Oct 2:31am DFS profits halve after summer sales hit
DFS has reported a sharp fall in profits partly blamed on hot weather and warned on the impact of Brexit on its supply chain as well as consumer sentiment.
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Theresa May: People need to know austerity is over 3 Oct 9:05am Theresa May: People need to know austerity is over
Theresa May predicts "better days ahead", with UK debt continuing to fall and support to public services going up after Brexit.
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Brexit nerves taint Paris Motor Show 2 Oct 5:55pm Brexit nerves taint Paris Motor Show
Perhaps Europe's most difficult roundabout is in the heart of Paris.
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 Citroen boss: PSA Group will hold back on UK investment until Brexit is resolved 2 Oct 11:14am Citroen boss: PSA Group will hold back on UK investment until Brexit is resolved
Global boss of Citroen, Linda Jackson, said: 'You can’t set your stall out until you know where things are going.' She later added: 'We’re holding back until we see where we’re going.'
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Toyota says hard Brexit would halt UK plant as BMW warns over Mini 2 Oct 7:32am Toyota says hard Brexit would halt UK plant as BMW warns over Mini
Bosses of Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot and Daimler also voice concerns at Paris Motor Show Toyota would be forced to halt car production in the UK and BMW could shift production of the Mini to the Netherlands if there is a no-deal Brexit,
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UK construction growth hit by Brexit worries; Amazon raises minimum wage – business live 2 Oct 6:19am UK construction growth hit by Brexit worries; Amazon raises minimum wage – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as Brent crude surges over $85 per barrel - could we see $100 soon?
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 Citroen boss says PSA Group will hold back on UK investment until Brexit is resolved 2 Oct 6:15am Citroen boss says PSA Group will hold back on UK investment until Brexit is resolved
Global boss of Citroen, Linda Jackson, said: 'You can’t set your stall out until you know where things are going.' She later added: 'We’re holding back until we see where we’re going.'
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UK construction growth hit by Brexit worries, as oil hits four-year high – business live 2 Oct 5:51am Updated UK construction growth hit by Brexit worries, as oil hits four-year high – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as Brent crude surges over $85 per barrel - could we see $100 soon?
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London house prices fall again as stamp duty and Brexit fears bite 2 Oct 3:31am London house prices fall again as stamp duty and Brexit fears bite
Average price of a home in the capital is £468,544, more than twice national average House prices in London have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row as high prices, stamp duty changes and Brexit uncertainty put off buyers. The average price of a home in the capital fell by 0.7% in the third quarter, compared with the same period last year, to £468,544, according to Nationwide. It followed a 1.9% drop in prices in the second quarter.
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Toyota Europe boss says no-deal Brexit would hit investment 2 Oct 2:33am Toyota Europe boss says no-deal Brexit would hit investment
Chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe says manufacturers must be able to export to the EU duty free.
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Toyota says no-deal Brexit would impact investment 2 Oct 2:10am Updated Toyota says no-deal Brexit would impact investment
Chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe says manufacturers must be able to export to the EU duty free.
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PM promises immigration revolution after Brexit 1 Oct 6:50pm PM promises immigration revolution after Brexit
Theresa May is promising a migration revolution which will mean far fewer low-skilled workers from Europe being allowed into the UK after Brexit.
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Philip Hammond: party must offer solutions to Labour questions 1 Oct 12:59pm Philip Hammond: party must offer solutions to Labour questions
Conservatives need to show themselves ‘worthy of the privilege’ of governing post-Brexit Britain, chancellor says The government’s growing concern at the challenge posed by Labour has been highlighted by Philip Hammond as the chancellor admitted that Jeremy Corbyn was asking questions the Conservatives needed to answer. Hammond joined other cabinet colleagues in warning that Labour’s policies would endanger the economy but said his own party needed to show itself “worthy of the privilege of governing post-Brexit Britain”.
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Brussels rejects plea from Theresa May to break Brexit deadlock 1 Oct 12:29pm Brussels rejects plea from Theresa May to break Brexit deadlock
EU calls for both sides to publish papers before intense negotiations on 18 October European Union diplomats have rejected Theresa May’s conference pitch that Brussels must move first to break the deadlock over Brexit negotiations. While the British government insists the ball is in the EU’s court, European diplomats speak of a more complex diplomatic dance, in which both sides publish papers during an intense negotiating period leading up to a crunch summit on 18 October.
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 Rising oil price may be a bigger threat to finances than Brexit or trade wars 1 Oct 8:50am Updated Rising oil price may be a bigger threat to finances than Brexit or trade wars
Not very long ago it was starting to seem as if sub $50 dollar a barrel oil could be the new normal. At one point, the price of a barrel even dipped under $40.
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 The rising oil price may be a bigger threat to your finances than Brexit or trade wars 1 Oct 6:28am Updated The rising oil price may be a bigger threat to your finances than Brexit or trade wars
Not very long ago it was starting to seem as if sub $50 dollar a barrel oil could be the new normal. At one point, the price of a barrel even dipped under $40.
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 MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Brexit rules could boost freight firm Xpediator 1 Oct 5:22am MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Brexit rules could boost freight firm Xpediator
Xpediator helps businesses to transport goods efficiently and cost-effectively, mostly within Europe but also further afield, from countries such as China and the US.
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 MIDAS SHARE TIPS: New Brexit rules could give 30-year-old freight firm Xpediator a lift 1 Oct 4:20am Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: New Brexit rules could give 30-year-old freight firm Xpediator a lift
Xpediator helps businesses to transport goods efficiently and cost-effectively, mostly within Europe but also further afield, from countries such as China and the US.
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UK manufacturers cut spending plans as Brexit fears rise 1 Oct 2:27am Updated UK manufacturers cut spending plans as Brexit fears rise
Only one-third of companies expecting to increase their investments, says report British manufacturers are pulling back sharply on investment plans due to mounting uncertainty over Brexit and growing fears of a global trade war, a report has warned. Just one-third of companies said they planned to increase their investment in plant and machinery – a record low in the fifth annual survey carried out by the
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Should I wait to buy because Brexit might make house prices fall? 1 Oct 2:00am Should I wait to buy because Brexit might make house prices fall?
I’m trying to buy a property in Oxfordshire but some friends say I should hold off on the deal
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Toyota says no-deal Brexit would stall production at Burnaston 29 Sep 7:22am Updated Toyota says no-deal Brexit would stall production at Burnaston
Toyota UK tells the BBC a no-deal Brexit would temporarily halt production at the Burnaston plant near Derby.
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 Leading pollster hits back at MP over claims hedge funds used surveys to cash in on Brexit vote 28 Sep 4:51pm Leading pollster hits back at MP over claims hedge funds used surveys to cash in on Brexit vote
Sir John Curtice, president of the British Polling Council, rounded on Nicky Morgan MP for suggesting his industry needs to be reformed after traders cashed in on the
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Food supplier suggests vegetarian dishes in case of no-deal Brexit 28 Sep 11:05am Food supplier suggests vegetarian dishes in case of no-deal Brexit
Bidfood UK may not be able to source meat for care homes, schools, prisons and hospitals One of Britain’s biggest food suppliers to pubs, prisons and royal palaces has held talks with customers over switching to vegetarian dishes to avoid meat shortages that could be triggered by no-deal
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Weak investment for entire year as UK firms show pre-Brexit jitters 28 Sep 7:14am Weak investment for entire year as UK firms show pre-Brexit jitters
Quarterly spending fall of 0.7% is fourth dip in a row, leading to fears of reduced growth UK companies cut their investments in Britain in the second quarter of 2018 amid mounting uncertainty over
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 Consumer confidence falls as households nervously await Brexit 28 Sep 5:15am Consumer confidence falls as households nervously await Brexit
With fewer than 200 days to go until Brexit - in some shape or form - takes effect, there are signs that UK households are beginning to feel nervous.
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 Pollsters face crackdown after row over Brexit data 28 Sep 4:52am Updated Pollsters face crackdown after row over Brexit data
MPs have called for an overhaul of the rules governing polling. It follows an outcry over mega-rich investors who paid for research on the mood of voters as the EU referendum approached.
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Johnson: Chuck Chequers for Super Canada Brexit plan 27 Sep 11:31pm Johnson: Chuck Chequers for Super Canada Brexit plan
Boris Johnson has launched a blistering attack on Theresa May's Chequers plan, calling it "a moral and intellectual humiliation for this country" that will "cheat the electorate" if implemented.
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How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict 27 Sep 7:50am Updated How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict
Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade
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No-deal Brexit could result in Northern Ireland blackouts, leaks reveal 27 Sep 7:18am No-deal Brexit could result in Northern Ireland blackouts, leaks reveal
Residents face drastic price rises and being cut off from Irish Republic’s electricity supplies, documents show Northern Ireland faces blackouts and drastic electricity price rises in the event of a no-deal Brexit, leaked government documents reveal. The country would likely be cut off from electricity supplies from the Republic of Ireland and unable to use its sole electricity link to the UK mainland, according to an internal briefing.
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Budget will be on a Monday to avoid clash with Brexit talks 26 Sep 1:36pm Budget will be on a Monday to avoid clash with Brexit talks
Move to 29 October means it is first time since 1962 such plans will be on that day of week
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UK appoints food supplies minister amid fears of no-deal Brexit 26 Sep 1:06pm UK appoints food supplies minister amid fears of no-deal Brexit
MP David Rutley, an ex-Asda and PepsiCo executive, will oversee protection of supplies The government has appointed a minister to oversee the protection of food supplies through the Brexit process amid rising concerns about the effect of a no-deal departure from the European Union.
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No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic, say British farmers 26 Sep 12:39pm No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic, say British farmers
National Farmers Union says UK would face six-month wait to be approved as an EU food supplier after Brexit The National Farmers Union has warned of “catastrophic” consequences for the industry if there is no Brexit deal, after being warned by the EU that the UK faces a six-month wait to be certified as an approved third-country supplier. This will be a major setback to the food and drink sector, where exports to the EU are worth £13.2bn a year.
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Chancellor calls early Budget to fit round Brexit talks 26 Sep 12:30pm Updated Chancellor calls early Budget to fit round Brexit talks
The next UK Budget will be on 29 October, Chancellor Philip Hammond says.
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Chancellor calls early Budget to avoid Brexit clash 26 Sep 11:46am Chancellor calls early Budget to avoid Brexit clash
The next UK Budget will be on 29 October, Chancellor Philip Hammond says.
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Summer spending spree funded by credit cards 26 Sep 5:11am Summer spending spree funded by credit cards
A banking industry group says spending on credit cards is up almost 8% on a year ago, a development likely to stoke fears of financial overstretch among households ahead of Brexit.
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Fears hundreds of jobs could be axed as Novartis exits Grimsby 25 Sep 1:07pm Fears hundreds of jobs could be axed as Novartis exits Grimsby
Swiss pharmaceutical firm announces it will leave north-east site by 2020, in move not linked to Brexit Novartis has put around 400 jobs at risk at its Grimsby factory as the Swiss pharmaceutical firm embarks on a major cost-cutting drive. The group said on Tuesday that it will vacate the manufacturing site in north-east Lincolnshire by 2020 as it also announced stinging job cuts in Switzerland.
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 FTSE LIVE: Next lifts profit guidance; BAT names new boss; High Street woes weigh on Card Factory 25 Sep 11:42am Updated FTSE LIVE: Next lifts profit guidance; BAT names new boss; High Street woes weigh on Card Factory
Retail giant Next has upped its profit guidance today after a better-than-expected first half, but warned of the potential costs of a no-deal Brexit.
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 Novartis to shut down its pills making factory in Grimsby axing 395 jobs 25 Sep 10:47am Novartis to shut down its pills making factory in Grimsby axing 395 jobs
The drugmaker said the decision is part of a global programme initiated in 2016 to boost profits and focus on new medicines, and has nothing to do with Brexit.
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 Next says strong summer sales will boost profits as it prepares for Brexit 25 Sep 9:54am Updated Next says strong summer sales will boost profits as it prepares for Brexit
Next appeased investors today with signs that it has turned a corner following a bitter period of falling sales and profits, causing its shares to soar by more than 8 per cent.
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Next warns over Brexit risks as it reports strong summer sales 25 Sep 6:42am Next warns over Brexit risks as it reports strong summer sales
Retailer’s shares rise by more than 8% as it says it is well prepared for no-deal EU exit Shares in
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Hundreds of job losses as drugs firm to close Grimsby site 25 Sep 6:12am Updated Hundreds of job losses as drugs firm to close Grimsby site
Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis says Brexit is not to blame for it shutting the Grimsby factory.
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Next warns on Brexit risks as online sales rise 25 Sep 6:07am Next warns on Brexit risks as online sales rise
The clothing retailer highlights Brexit-related risks and remains "cautious" about the outlook.
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Next warns of port delays as biggest Brexit risk – business live 25 Sep 4:30am Updated Next warns of port delays as biggest Brexit risk – business live
High-street retailer sets out detailed contingency plans for no-deal Brexit but sees no ‘material threat’ to its business
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No-deal Brexit could hit UK-EU flights, says Whitehall 24 Sep 2:56pm No-deal Brexit could hit UK-EU flights, says Whitehall
Papers also show pets would need rabies tests and motorists an insurance green card Flights could cease between the UK and the rest of the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government has said. In its latest set of “no deal” notices, the government said flights could be disrupted because the EU-issued aviation licences would not be valid and airlines would have to seek individual permissions to operate with respective states.
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UK-EU flights could cease in event of no-deal Brexit, says government 24 Sep 12:01pm Updated UK-EU flights could cease in event of no-deal Brexit, says government
In latest set of ‘no-deal’ notices, government says planes could be grounded because EU licences would not be valid
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Fears of no-deal Brexit push British export orders close to year low 24 Sep 9:36am Fears of no-deal Brexit push British export orders close to year low
Economists warn overseas buyers moving away from UK suppliers due to uncertainty Britain’s manufacturers have warned of the mounting risk of a no-deal Brexit as export orders dropped to the lowest level in almost a year. The
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 Regulation is crippling banks, says Barclays chairman John McFarlane 24 Sep 4:57am Updated Regulation is crippling banks, says Barclays chairman John McFarlane
As the six-month countdown to Brexit begins, the 71-year-old Barclays chairman John McFarlane is optimistic the Square Mile will not wither and die as the UK is cut loose from the EU.
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American companies buying the best of Britain on the cheap 24 Sep 2:01am American companies buying the best of Britain on the cheap
Ignoring turmoil surrounding Brexit, US firms are taking advantage of the low pound US firms are taking advantage of the cheap pound to snap up some of Britain’s most successful businesses at bargain prices, according to the latest mergers and acquisitions data. The value of deals involving US companies buying UK businesses more than doubled to £79bn in 2017-18 from £36.8bn in the previous year.
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Labour’s road to a people’s vote starts in Liverpool | William Keegan 23 Sep 2:00am Labour’s road to a people’s vote starts in Liverpool | William Keegan
As it prepares for its annual conference, it is time for the party to abandon its lame acceptance of the EU referendum result Is this year’s Labour conference in Liverpool going to rise to the occasion and put the party firmly on the road to stopping Brexit? With mounting
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Rotterdam prepared for worst when Britain crashes out of EU 22 Sep 11:00am Rotterdam prepared for worst when Britain crashes out of EU
In Rotterdam, everyone assumes the UK will leave the single market and customs union. We went to see how it plans to cope with the upheavalEurope’s largest port, Rotterdam, is counting down to Brexit. “In about 200 days’ time, if nothing else happens… we will need to supervise all the goods coming in and out of the UK market,” says Roel van ’t Veld, Brexit coordinator at the Dutch customs authority. Hard Brexit or soft?
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Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live 21 Sep 9:37am Updated Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live
The pound is on course for its biggest one-day fall in 2018 after Theresa May said Brexit negotiations with the EU have reached an ‘impasse’
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Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis 21 Sep 3:00am Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis
The rejection of the Chequers plan at Salzburg was no surprise – the EU will never accept a fudge on the Irish borderDonald Tusk’s
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Aston Martin unveils details of £5.1bn flotation as it prepares for a hard Brexit 20 Sep 8:19am Aston Martin unveils details of £5.1bn flotation as it prepares for a hard Brexit
James Bond’s favourite carmaker to float a quarter of stock – nearly 57m shares Aston Martin has unveiled the details of its
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UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk 19 Sep 10:13am UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk
European council president indicates that no-deal remains possibility if no resolution to Brexit talks is found Donald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s Chequers proposals for dealing with the Irish border and future trade relations after Brexit will need to be “reworked and further negotiated” in a sign of how far the UK and European Union are from resolving the most fraught issues in the divorce talks.
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Where do the Brexit negotiations stand? 19 Sep 7:25am Where do the Brexit negotiations stand?
After two years, Britain finally produced its white paper on what it wants from a future relationship with the EU. It cost Theresa May a large chunk of her cabinet, and the response from Brussels has been distinctly lukewarm. This is how we got here.
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No-deal Brexit to fuel £1,500 rise in cost of EU car in UK, says motor trade 19 Sep 3:00am No-deal Brexit to fuel £1,500 rise in cost of EU car in UK, says motor trade
Industry body warns tariffs would add £5bn to cost of 2.7m vehicles, with average price rising as much as £2,700 in EU The average cost of a car from an EU country could rise by £1,500 in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK’s automotive trade body has predicted. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders warned that leaving without a deal was “not an option” for the automotive sector, which
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 Swedish firm Kopparberg could make cider in the UK after Brexit 18 Sep 12:30pm Swedish firm Kopparberg could make cider in the UK after Brexit
As several companies are making preparations to move out of the UK, the Swedish company is instead said to be looking to open a small-scaled production of cider in the country.
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BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day 18 Sep 9:59am BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day
Carmaker says Cowley closure minimises impact of supply disruption if there is no deal BMW plans to shut its Mini plant for a month after the UK’s official departure from the European Union, to minimise the impact of a no-deal Brexit that it fears would cause a shortage of parts. The German carmaker said it was bringing forward annual maintenance work at the site in Cowley, Oxford – which turns out 1,000 Minis a day – to coincide with the weeks immediately following the UK’s exit from the EU.
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Mini plant to close for a month post-Brexit 18 Sep 9:47am Updated Mini plant to close for a month post-Brexit
The BMW-owned factory will shut down to avoid disruption in the event of a no-deal departure.
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BMW to shut factory for a month after Brexit day 18 Sep 6:49am BMW to shut factory for a month after Brexit day
Car giant BMW will shut its main British manufacturing factory immediately after Brexit day next year for several weeks, because of the rising risk of a "no-deal" divorce, Sky News has learned.
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Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal 18 Sep 5:41am Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal
Groups linked to Trump and Fox want foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire A radical
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Honda warns no-deal Brexit would cost it tens of millions 18 Sep 3:43am Honda warns no-deal Brexit would cost it tens of millions
Carmaker says it could face higher tariffs but stresses it is committed to Swindon site Honda has warned a no-deal Brexit would cost it tens of millions of pounds in additional tariffs and would damage its competitiveness, but the Japanese carmaker said it was committed to its factory in Swindon. Ian Howells, the European boss of Honda, said its costs could rise by about 10% if the UK fails to strike a deal with the EU and
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Jaguar Land Rover says about 2,000 staff will go to three-day week 17 Sep 12:39pm Jaguar Land Rover says about 2,000 staff will go to three-day week
Castle Bromwich move comes after carmaker was accused of ‘scaremongering’ about Brexit Jaguar Land Rover has announced that about 2,000 staff will move to a three-day week at its Castle Bromwich plant in the West Midlands, only hours after the carmaker was
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IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit 17 Sep 7:14am IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit
Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dire consequences’ if UK has disorderly exit from EU
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All Brexit outcomes will cost the UK, IMF says 17 Sep 4:24am All Brexit outcomes will cost the UK, IMF says
The International Monetary Fund has given a bleak assessment of the UK's prospects as the country counts down towards leaving the European Union.
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BCC revises down UK growth forecast over Brexit 17 Sep 1:30am BCC revises down UK growth forecast over Brexit
The British Chamber of Commerce has downgraded its near-term growth predictions for the UK economy, citing uncertainty around the country's prospective departure from the EU.
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 Online pharmacy Zava is set to stockpile Viagra ahead of Brexit 16 Sep 8:19am Online pharmacy Zava is set to stockpile Viagra ahead of Brexit
London-based Zava is the largest digital healthcare company in Europe and specialises in prescribing sexual health treatments for patients who avoid visiting their GP for fear of embarrassment.
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Brexit to swallow £70m meant for developing cancer drugs, says GSK 6 Jan 1:36pm Brexit to swallow £70m meant for developing cancer drugs, says GSK
GlaxoSmithKline executive issues warning as Liberal Democrats say cost of medicine imports has already jumped by £5m Up to £70m will have to be diverted from developing new cancer drugs in order to prepare for the impact of Brexit, Britain’s biggest maker pharmaceuticals of has warned. In a stark intervention over the extra costs being incurred, Phil Thomson, president of global affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), made clear that something approaching the figure would have to be spent whatever the outcome of trade talks.
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UK car industry demands Brexit clarity after biggest sales fall since 2009 - business live 5 Jan 7:32am Updated UK car industry demands Brexit clarity after biggest sales fall since 2009 - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK car sales figures and US unemployment report
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Chancellor stokes customs union confusion 5 Jan 4:53am Chancellor stokes customs union confusion
Philip Hammond has been accused of stoking confusion over whether Britain will stay in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.
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UK car industry demands Brexit progress after biggest sales fall since 2009 - business live 5 Jan 3:14am Updated UK car industry demands Brexit progress after biggest sales fall since 2009 - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK car sales figures and US unemployment report
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Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove 4 Jan 10:35am Updated Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove
Farmers are to receive payments for "public goods", such as planting meadows, instead of subsidies.
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UK services grow faster than forecast despite growing Brexit concern 4 Jan 10:13am UK services grow faster than forecast despite growing Brexit concern
Forecast slowdown in sector not as bad as feared with business growing more confident but British firms say growth remains sluggish Britain’s services sector, including hotels and banks, grew at a faster rate than expected last month, setting the economy on course for its strongest quarter in 2017 despite mounting fears over the challenges ahead from Brexit. A hard Brexit would take Britain out of the EU’s single market and customs union and ends its obligations to respect the four freedoms, make big EU budget payments and accept the jurisdiction of the ECJ: what Brexiters mean by “taking back control” of Britain’s borders, laws and money. It would mean a return of trade tariffs, depending on what (if any) FTA was agreed. 
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UK services sector points to faster growth at end of 2017 4 Jan 10:05am UK services sector points to faster growth at end of 2017
Forecast slowdown in sector not as bad as feared with business optimism growing although many British firms say growth is sluggish Britain’s services sector, including hotels and banks, grew at a faster rate than expected last month, setting the economy on course for its strongest quarter in 2017 despite mounting fears over the challenges ahead from Brexit. A hard Brexit would take Britain out of the EU’s single market and customs union and ends its obligations to respect the four freedoms, make big EU budget payments and accept the jurisdiction of the ECJ: what Brexiters mean by “taking back control” of Britain’s borders, laws and money. It would mean a return of trade tariffs, depending on what (if any) FTA was agreed. 
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Farming subsidies to continue for extra two years 4 Jan 4:36am Farming subsidies to continue for extra two years
A payment plan post-Brexit to reward planting wildflower meadows and woodland to be delayed.
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UK construction industry optimism slumps to five-year low, survey reveals 3 Jan 6:52am UK construction industry optimism slumps to five-year low, survey reveals
Brexit concerns, high import costs and fears of economic slowdown lead to fall in volume of commercial projects Britain’s construction industry is its least optimistic for five years amid fears over Brexit and an economic slowdown, according to a survey. Despite some pockets of strength as building firms won the most work for several months in December, the balance of companies expecting a rise in output levels over the next 12 months was the weakest recorded since mid-2013, according to the Markit/Cips
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Ryanair applies for UK licence as airline braces for hard Brexit 2 Jan 1:31pm Ryanair applies for UK licence as airline braces for hard Brexit
Irish carrier seeks permit to ensure it will be able to continue operating domestic UK flights after March 2019 Ryanair has applied for a British air operating licence to ensure its domestic UK routes can keep flying after Brexit. The Irish airline has repeatedly
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London house prices: south and west see some of biggest drops 2 Jan 12:38pm London house prices: south and west see some of biggest drops
Values in prime central London stabilise, while south and west areas such as Fulham bear brunt of buyers’ Brexit nerves House prices in “prime” central London appear to be stabilising, while areas in the south and west of the capital such as Wandsworth and Richmond are now under increasing pressure, according to estate agent Savills. The company is predicting that average property values in central London’s top-end enclaves such as Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Holland Park will see
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Ryanair applies for UK air operator licence 2 Jan 12:15pm Ryanair applies for UK air operator licence
The airline says it may need a UK licence in the event of a hard Brexit.
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Good for factories, bad for shoppers: a Brexit pattern is emerging 2 Jan 11:31am Good for factories, bad for shoppers: a Brexit pattern is emerging
The latest UK figures suggest a modest rebalancing of the economy of the kind long wished for by policymakers The UK economy has settled down into a post EU-referendum pattern. Consumer spending is being constrained by the fall in the value of the pound, which has pushed up inflation by making imports dearer. But manufacturing has started to do better, in part because the weakness of sterling has made exports cheaper. For many years, policymakers have longed wistfully for a rebalancing of the economy towards production rather than consumption.
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Ryanair seeks UK licence in hard Brexit safeguard 2 Jan 9:44am Ryanair seeks UK licence in hard Brexit safeguard
Ryanair is seeking a licence from British regulators to safeguard against a hard Brexit amid little apparent progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe.
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Cheltenham house prices rise while Perth sees biggest fall as market slows 2 Jan 2:01am Cheltenham house prices rise while Perth sees biggest fall as market slows
Latest house prices from Halifax show massive slowdown compared with last year, as many blame uncertainty over Brexit House prices in the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham rose more rapidly than in any other part of the UK in 2017, while Perth in Scotland saw the steepest fall, according to data from mortgage lender Halifax. Homes in Cheltenham, a former spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds, jumped by 13% during the year, up £36,033 to £313,150, nearly five times the average UK increase of 2.7%.
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After the shocks of the old year, how will 2018 shape up for the average household? 1 Jan 2:00am After the shocks of the old year, how will 2018 shape up for the average household?
After a year in which households faced a squeeze on incomes and rises in mortgage payments, here’s what to expect nextLooking back over the year that is gone, there were few signs of relief for the average household. The knock-on effects of the Brexit referendum resulted in price rises on everyday items from butter to electronics while the Bank of England increased interest rates for the first time in a decade, leaving the banks open to increase the mortgage repayments of homeowners. While inflation is creeping up – it was 3.1% in November – wage growth has not matched the rise, resulting in a squeeze on the average household budget.
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UK economy in 2018: steady growth tempered by Brexit politics 31 Dec 2017, 9:18am UK economy in 2018: steady growth tempered by Brexit politics
Weaker pound will continue to boost exports and lower borrowing costs allow consumers to keep calm and carry on, but it ain’t smooth sailing Forty years ago, Ian Dury and the Blockheads released Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 – listing some of the better things in life even as Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in the months following the winter of discontent. Fast forward to the opening days of 2018 and
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 Barbour profits rise as it plans for Brexit uncertainty 31 Dec 2017, 7:42am Barbour profits rise as it plans for Brexit uncertainty
Sales at the iconic British brand topped £184 million in the year ending April 30, 2017, according to its latest set of accounts, while profit rose to £29.3 million.
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Even bravery won’t help the nightmare of Brexit’s new world 31 Dec 2017, 2:00am Even bravery won’t help the nightmare of Brexit’s new world
The powerful forces driving the current nationalist upheaval also present the prospect of a future only previously imagined by Huxley or OrwellMost readers will be familiar with Aldous Huxley’s vision of a dystopian future,
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 What will 2018 bring for investors? Brexit and Trump again 30 Dec 2017, 9:45am Updated What will 2018 bring for investors? Brexit and Trump again
Investing experts are cautious about 2018, as international investors shun our domestic earners while we contend with Brexit. Could the UK pull off a surprise, and the FTSE 100 storm to 8,000?
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Global markets end on record high after adding $9tn in 2017 29 Dec 2017, 12:59pm Updated Global markets end on record high after adding $9tn in 2017
Brexit talks progress and Trump tax cuts fuel boom as even fears of war in North Korea, upheaval in Europe and bitcoin bubble fail to dampen spirits Global stock markets have ended 2017 on record highs, gaining $9tn (£6.7tn) in value over the year due to a strong worldwide economy, President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and central banks’ go-slow approach to easing financial support. The FTSE 100 hit a new peak in London, with an all-time closing
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UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018 28 Dec 2017, 7:01pm UK to sink to the bottom of OECD wage growth index in 2018
British workers to be worse off among wealthy nations as Brexit inflation diminishes pay, TUC analysis show Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to analysis by the TUC. The UK is forecast to come bottom from 32
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Which big names in business are 2018’s ones to watch? 28 Dec 2017, 8:05am Updated Which big names in business are 2018’s ones to watch?
Can Nicky Morgan avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit? Can Michael O’Leary keep Ryanair aloft? And will Jeff Bezos stay the world’s richest man? From the head of Europe’s biggest short-haul airline to an heir to the Murdoch empire, here are 10 well-known business figures expected to hit the headlines next year, for good or ill.
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The year in business: bitcoin boom, Brexit countdown and Uber trouble 28 Dec 2017, 2:00am The year in business: bitcoin boom, Brexit countdown and Uber trouble
From fears of City exodus to first interest rate rise in a decade, here’s a recap of the key events of 2017 It will be remembered as the year Theresa May triggered article 50 and began the official countdown to Britain’s departure from the European Union. It was also the year of two budgets, one general election and the first UK interest rate rise in a decade. The year was littered with resignations, gaffes, boardroom bust-ups and takeovers, and if you had about $15,000 (£11,200) to spare you could buy one whole bitcoin. Take a look back at some of the significant stories of 2017.
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 What will happen to property prices in 2018? 27 Dec 2017, 9:22am Updated What will happen to property prices in 2018?
Property prices have remained resilient this year in the face of economic uncertainty and in the face of Brexit. Can this continue into 2018? This is Money asks the experts.
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Hammond challenged to release Brexit studies 27 Dec 2017, 7:51am Hammond challenged to release Brexit studies
MPs claim they will be "hamstrung" if they do not get to see the Treasury's Brexit analysis.
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UK house price growth to slow dramatically in 2018, say experts 26 Dec 2017, 8:29am UK house price growth to slow dramatically in 2018, say experts
Fear of interest rate rise and Brexit uncertainty to either halt house price growth or manage small below-inflation rise House price growth looks set to judder to a halt in 2018 or at best manage a small below-inflation rise, as the twin spectres of Brexit and rising interest rates put the brakes on the property market. Following what some have called a lacklustre year, homeowners and those looking to sell in the coming months have been told to expect an underwhelming and subdued 2018, with a number of leading commentators predicting UK house prices will either stay flat next year or perhaps tick up by 1% or so.
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Warnings of post-Brexit price rises unless UK can copy EU trade deals 26 Dec 2017, 4:29am Warnings of post-Brexit price rises unless UK can copy EU trade deals
British Retail Consortium says everyday products such as food and clothing could rise when UK leaves the bloc Consumers face rising prices after Brexit unless Britain can replicate trade deals negotiated by the EU with dozens of other countries, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
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Complacent regulators have two years to prevent a financial crash 23 Dec 2017, 11:00am Complacent regulators have two years to prevent a financial crash
Outside Brexit Britain, the view looks rosy and borrowing is being pushed to new highs. What could go wrong? Almost everythingThere is a complacency in the air as we stumble into 2018. Global economic forecasts are coated with sugar. Stock markets keep heading skywards and borrowing is at an
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How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? December verdict 21 Dec 2017, 8:06am How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? December verdict
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/series/brexit-data-snapshot">Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has
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UK car production hit by plunge in domestic demand - business live 21 Dec 2017, 4:10am Updated UK car production hit by plunge in domestic demand - business live
The number of cars rolling off Britain’s production lines and destined for UK buyers slumped 28% in November as Brexit uncertainty weighs on demand
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 Why City bankers bring in £318k each to the UK 21 Dec 2017, 3:58am Updated Why City bankers bring in £318k each to the UK
Camden and the City of London contributed £318,673 to the economy per resident, up 6.3 per cent on 2015, suggesting bankers continued to rake in money despite Brexit.
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May to visit China for first trade mission as PM 20 Dec 2017, 3:35pm May to visit China for first trade mission as PM
Theresa May will embark on a long-delayed visit to China next month in a bid to promote her vision of a "global Britain" whose economy is strongly placed to succeed after Brexit.
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EU says Brexit transition to end by 31 December 2020 20 Dec 2017, 1:12pm Updated EU says Brexit transition to end by 31 December 2020
The EU sets out its stall for the next phase of Brexit talks - with a New Year's Eve end date.
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Bank of England Carney says UK is banker for Europe, IMF welcomes Brexit progress –as it happened 20 Dec 2017, 12:54pm Bank of England Carney says UK is banker for Europe, IMF welcomes Brexit progress –as it happened
Bank of England governor Mark Carney up before Treasury committee
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Bank of England to allow EU banks to keep UK operations unchanged after Brexit 20 Dec 2017, 12:45pm Bank of England to allow EU banks to keep UK operations unchanged after Brexit
Plan seen as direct challenge to EU to adopt a similar policy for UK-based banks The Bank of England plans to allow European banks to maintain their UK operations under current rules following Brexit, in a direct challenge to European Union regulators to adopt the same policy towards UK-based banks. The Bank said it wanted to press ahead with assessing the risks posed by the 177 banks and insurance companies based in the European Economic Area that have branches in London, following the agreement between Theresa May and EU officials to move to the second stage of Brexit talks.
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Gloomy Brexit forecasts for UK are coming true, says IMF 20 Dec 2017, 12:40pm Updated Gloomy Brexit forecasts for UK are coming true, says IMF
Fund trims growth forecast as Christine Lagarde strongly defends pre-referendum prediction of slowdown from leave vote The International Monetary Fund has strongly defended its gloomy forecasts for the UK after Brexit, saying pre-referendum warnings of slower growth were coming true. Christine Lagarde, the fund’s managing director, said the vote to leave the EU in June 2016 was already having an impact and Britain’s weaker growth this year was
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Bank of England Carney says UK is banker for Europe, IMF welcomes Brexit progress – business live 20 Dec 2017, 12:14pm Updated Bank of England Carney says UK is banker for Europe, IMF welcomes Brexit progress – business live
Bank of England governor Mark Carney up before Treasure committee
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Bank of England governor Carney faces MPs, IMF welcomes Brexit progress – business live 20 Dec 2017, 11:04am Updated Bank of England governor Carney faces MPs, IMF welcomes Brexit progress – business live
Bank of England governor Mark Carney up before Treasure committee
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IMF downgrades UK growth forecast on Brexit uncertainty 20 Dec 2017, 10:55am Updated IMF downgrades UK growth forecast on Brexit uncertainty
The IMF has cut its UK economic growth forecast, blaming Brexit uncertainty.
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 Brexit uncertainty prompts IMF to downgrade forecast 20 Dec 2017, 10:50am Updated Brexit uncertainty prompts IMF to downgrade forecast
Noting that growth in the UK has 'slowed notably' since the start of the year, Ms Lagarde said rising inflation was squeezing real incomes and hitting consumption levels.
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Carney warning to EU banks over Brexit 20 Dec 2017, 10:31am Carney warning to EU banks over Brexit
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that dozens of European banks face costly consequences if the UK and EU fail to achieve hoped-for cooperation over Brexit.
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 Banks face tougher rules to access EU markets after Brexit 20 Dec 2017, 9:36am Updated Banks face tougher rules to access EU markets after Brexit
The European Commission is due to set out its terms for allowing the City of London (pictured) to continue as the EU's leading financial centre after Brexit.
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IMF welcomes Brexit progress but cautions timeframe is ambitious – business live 20 Dec 2017, 7:53am Updated IMF welcomes Brexit progress but cautions timeframe is ambitious – business live
Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, is in London to present the annual review of the UK economy. The Fund welcomed progress on Brexit talks but warned the timeframe was ambitious
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IMF urges early Brexit transition deal for UK 20 Dec 2017, 5:00am IMF urges early Brexit transition deal for UK
The UK has been urged to agree an early Brexit transition deal to help ease uncertainty over the country's future relationship with its biggest trading partner.
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Bosses urge PM for clarity on Brexit terms 18 Dec 2017, 3:09pm Bosses urge PM for clarity on Brexit terms
Company bosses are urging Theresa May to provide more clarity on a possible new customs union and future immigration rules, as her Cabinet prepares to hold talks about the UK's post-Brexit economy.
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Bumper business Christmas quiz 2017 18 Dec 2017, 6:59am Updated Bumper business Christmas quiz 2017
Brexit, the Paradise Papers, chickens … and the new £1 coin – how well can you remember the key events of 2017? For your overall score, please complete all the questions
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Desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices, says Zoopla 18 Dec 2017, 2:47am Desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices, says Zoopla
Property website says 35% of homes up for sale have cut sale price, with Brexit vote to blame for the biggest discounts in London Price cutting by homeowners desperate to shift their property in a slowing market has reached the highest levels in six years, according to an analysis by website Zoopla. Just over 35% of the homes marketed on the site have marked down their price in the hope of achieving a sale, with the biggest discounts in
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Desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices, warns Zoopla 18 Dec 2017, 2:00am Desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices, warns Zoopla
Property website says 35% of homes up for sale have cut sale price, with Brexit vote to blame for the biggest discounts in London Price cutting by homeowners desperate to shift their property in a slowing market has reached the highest levels in six years, according to an analysis by website Zoopla. Just over 35% of the homes marketed on the site have marked down their price in the hope of achieving a sale, with the biggest discounts in
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Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher 18 Dec 2017, 12:30am Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher
Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury warns UK’s exclusive English rights across EU will end, with firms fighting US companies in an open market The next generation of British authors could struggle to land a book deal after Brexit, according to the publisher who launched Harry Potter writer JK Rowling’s career. The UK’s close ties with Europe meant British publishers enjoyed
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U.K.’s Next Brexit Agony: What Sort of Trade Deal? 18 Dec 2017, 12:01am Updated U.K.’s Next Brexit Agony: What Sort of Trade Deal?
Britain’s next step will be as divisive as any. It must decide whether to model future ties with the European Union on Norway, Canada, a Canada-Singapore hybrid, or something else.
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IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU 17 Dec 2017, 7:02pm IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU
The IPPR proposes a post-Brexit trade deal based on the UK and the EU sharing each other's markets.
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PM signals new Brexit battle over trade deals 17 Dec 2017, 12:24pm PM signals new Brexit battle over trade deals
Theresa May will tell MPs the UK will look to sign trade deals with non-EU countries and prepare new immigration controls during a transitional deal with Brussels.
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UK banks tell May: a Canada-style Brexit deal is not good enough 17 Dec 2017, 11:55am UK banks tell May: a Canada-style Brexit deal is not good enough
Banking trade body urges Theresa May and Philip Hammond to put City at centre of EU talks or risk dealing a major blow to the economy Britain’s banks have written to Theresa May and Philip Hammond warning that a Canada-style free trade agreement with the EU post-Brexit is not ambitious enough and that alignment with EU rules on finance is crucial. The open letter from
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 My fears over Brexit, by Dragons’ Den judge Deborah 17 Dec 2017, 8:49am Updated My fears over Brexit, by Dragons’ Den judge Deborah
She said of Brexit: ‘It’s been going on a little bit too long...I’d like to know what we’re dealing with now. The complications trading outside of the EU are vast, and they’re ever-moving parts.’
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There is hope: Brexit has few zealots and many floating voters | William Keegan 17 Dec 2017, 2:04am There is hope: Brexit has few zealots and many floating voters | William Keegan
As some hard economic truths become clear, the many ideologically uncommitted Britons who chose to leave may start changing their mindsMy football team, AFC Wimbledon, may be languishing down in the third division, as it was once called, but the Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond, showed himself to be in the Premier League last week. In that
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E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks 15 Dec 2017, 3:26pm E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks
Their acceptance of a “divorce deal” opens the way for discussions on a transitional period and the nature of trade relations with Britain
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The Guardian view on the Brexit talks: nothing to applaud in Brussels | Editorial 15 Dec 2017, 1:29pm The Guardian view on the Brexit talks: nothing to applaud in Brussels | Editorial
The EU and the UK have agreed to talk about their future relationship. Parliament should take back control of the processThere is one respect – but only one respect – in which the European council’s
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EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks - as it happened 15 Dec 2017, 12:00pm EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks - as it happened
The EU27 has agreed to a joint proposal from the UK and the European commission to move on to discussions about Britain’s future outside the bloc
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EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks - Politics Live 15 Dec 2017, 11:46am Updated EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks - Politics Live
The EU27 has agreed to a joint proposal from the UK and the European commission to move on to discussions about Britain’s future outside the bloc
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UK household finances dip after Brexit vote, says Bank of England 15 Dec 2017, 10:37am UK household finances dip after Brexit vote, says Bank of England
Study of over 6,000 households found an increase in people reporting high mortgage debt, repayment costs, and rents Almost a decade of improvements in household finances has started to be unpicked in the year since the EU referendum, according to the
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Madrid offers sun and sanctuary to businesses escaping Brexit 15 Dec 2017, 9:54am Madrid offers sun and sanctuary to businesses escaping Brexit
As Britain prepares to leave the EU, there is acknowledgement that some of the City of London’s losses could be this city’s gains Barely had the results of the EU referendum sunk in when
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Pound drops despite Brexit talks moving on to second phase - as it happened 15 Dec 2017, 9:04am Pound drops despite Brexit talks moving on to second phase - as it happened
Sterling slips back after early gains, even though EU leaders agree to move talks to second phase
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Pound drops despite Brexit talks moving on to second phase - business live 15 Dec 2017, 8:46am Updated Pound drops despite Brexit talks moving on to second phase - business live
Sterling slips back after early gains, even though EU leaders agree to move talks to second phase
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Pound wary as Brexit talks continue - business live 15 Dec 2017, 6:49am Updated Pound wary as Brexit talks continue - business live
Sterling slips back after early gains, but EU leaders expected to agree to move talks on
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Pound edges higher on Brexit hopes - business live 15 Dec 2017, 3:22am Updated Pound edges higher on Brexit hopes - business live
Sterling supported as EU leaders expected to agree to move talks on
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