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Too much has been sacrificed to allow Brexit to destroy Europe’s unity1h 7m Too much has been sacrificed to allow Brexit to destroy Europe’s unity
As the anniversaries of D-Day and Monte Cassino approach, we should remember how and why the ‘European project’ started Shortly after Thursday’s elections for the European parliament, we shall be witnessing the 75th anniversaries of D-Day and of the terrible carnage of the battle of Monte Cassino. One hopes that memories of these events – or, in many cases, learning about them for the first time – may concentrate minds on all sides in the debate about our future relationship with the rest of Europe. It was the horror of the second world war that led European leaders to bring individual countries together in the hope that future conflict could be avoided. Despite the fantasies of Nigel Farage and his ilk, winning that war was hardly a solo effort on the part of Great Britain. The Americans were an indispensable force in the D-Day landings; Polish forces lost many troops fighting at Monte Cassino. And, of course, the war was won by the allies as a whole, who included the US, Commonwealth countries and, not least, the Soviet Union.
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Pound slides to four-month low after Brexit talks end 17 May 1:58pm Updated Pound slides to four-month low after Brexit talks end
Investors are pricing in a higher chance of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, say analysts.
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FTSE CLOSE: Pound drops to four-month low; Thomas Cook shares plunge almost 40% 17 May 12:54pm FTSE CLOSE: Pound drops to four-month low; Thomas Cook shares plunge almost 40%
The FTSE 100 closed 4.89 points down at 7,348.62 while the pound dropped to its lowest level in four months following the collapse of Brexit talks.
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EasyJet losses soar as higher costs and drone disruption take toll 17 May 10:34am Updated EasyJet losses soar as higher costs and drone disruption take toll
Airline issues Brexit warning after pre-tax loss of £275m in the six months to 31 March EasyJet blamed economic uncertainty across Europe, exacerbated by Brexit, for a £275m loss in the first half of its financial year, with higher fuel costs and a £10m blow from the
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Pound falls below $1.28 as Brexit talks collapse – business live 17 May 9:53am Updated Pound falls below $1.28 as Brexit talks collapse – business live
Theresa May on brink as she fails to reach deal with Jeremy Corbyn and agrees to set her own departure timetable
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Pound falls below $1.28 as collapse of Brexit talks looms – business live 17 May 5:47am Updated Pound falls below $1.28 as collapse of Brexit talks looms – business live
Theresa May on brink as she struggles to reach deal with Labour and agrees to set her own departure timetable
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EasyJet bookings hit by Brexit and economic uncertainty 17 May 5:19am EasyJet bookings hit by Brexit and economic uncertainty
British budget airline easyJet has said future bookings are down as concerns over Brexit and economic uncertainty sap consumer demand.
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Thomas Cook in £1.5bn loss as Brexit woe hits holidays: Debt-riddled travel company plunges 16 May 4:51pm Thomas Cook in £1.5bn loss as Brexit woe hits holidays: Debt-riddled travel company plunges
On another bleak day for investors, the debt-riddled travel company also sounded the alarm over the outlook for the rest the year. Shares closed down 14.7 per cent, or 3.38p, to 19.61p.
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Big holiday companies and their shareholders have got much more to worry about than Brexit 16 May 11:08am Updated Big holiday companies and their shareholders have got much more to worry about than Brexit
It has been a torrid week for the travel industry as two of the biggest players in the UK and wider European market reported decidedly shoddy results.
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Thomas Cook blames Brexit after slumping to £1.5bn loss 16 May 10:45am Updated Thomas Cook blames Brexit after slumping to £1.5bn loss
Looking ahead to this year's peak season, the stricken travel group said: 'There is now little doubt that the Brexit process has led many UK customers to delay their holiday plans for this summer.'
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Thomas Cook says Brexit hitting holiday plans 16 May 6:12am Updated Thomas Cook says Brexit hitting holiday plans
The tour operator reports a huge first half loss and says it has received bids for its airline.
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Thomas Cook slumps to £1.5bn loss as Brexit chaos hits travel plans 16 May 3:14am Thomas Cook slumps to £1.5bn loss as Brexit chaos hits travel plans
Firm writes down value of My Travel and says UK customers are delaying holiday bookings Thomas Cook plunged deeper into the red and issued a fresh profits warning as the struggling travel company warned that UK customers had postponed travel plans for this summer because of Brexit uncertainty. The company made a pre-tax loss of £1.5bn for the six months to 31 March, which was mainly down to a £1.1bn write-down of the value of MyTravel, the UK package holiday business that it bought in 2007. Thomas Cook said it had revalued the business “in light of the weak trading environment”.
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Thomas Cook slumps to £1.5bn loss as Brexit hits demand 16 May 2:08am Thomas Cook slumps to £1.5bn loss as Brexit hits demand
Thomas Cook has reported a half-year loss of £1.46bn as it counted the cost of Brexit causing UK consumers to delay holiday plans.
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TUI losses widen to €301m as Brexit weighs on demand 15 May 3:23am TUI losses widen to €301m as Brexit weighs on demand
Travel operator TUI has reported widening half-year losses and a fall in summer bookings as it counts the cost of weak consumer confidence and Brexit uncertainty.
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Travel money: How will Brexit affect exchange rates and holiday spending? 14 May 4:55am Travel money: How will Brexit affect exchange rates and holiday spending?
Travel currency company, FairFX, has revealed the most common questions its dedicated Brexit Support Desk has received in the run up to the 2019 summer holidays.
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Travel money: Top questions about how Brexit will affect exchange rates 13 May 3:57am Updated Travel money: Top questions about how Brexit will affect exchange rates
Travel currency company, FairFX, has revealed the most common questions its dedicated Brexit Support Desk has received in the run up to the 2019 summer holidays.
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The zeitgeist has shifted. Now the the left is fizzing with ideas for a smarter economy | Will Hutton 12 May 1:00am The zeitgeist has shifted. Now the the left is fizzing with ideas for a smarter economy | Will Hutton
Ambivalence over Brexit may the only thing stopping it from being the party of progressive reform Our landscape is changing and this spring the pace is accelerating. It’s there in the mounting public recognition that the challenges society confronts are common to us all – from climate change to the growth of food banks – and so must require a common response marshalling common resources. It feels as if we’re at an inflection point, whether in the degree of support for Extinction Rebellion, the cross-party concern to promote social mobility or the growing acceptance that gender should be non-binary.
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Patents of the Dyson electric car have been revealed 11 May 11:42am Updated Patents of the Dyson electric car have been revealed
Dyson revealed drawings of what the British firm's first zero-emissions cars due in 2021 could look like - vehicles the prominent Brexit advocate confirmed in October will be built in Singapore.
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INVESTING SHOW: Can UK shares shake off the Brexit hangover? 10 May 12:49pm Updated INVESTING SHOW: Can UK shares shake off the Brexit hangover?
On this episode of the Investing Show, we speak to Fidelity UK Opportunities manager Leigh Himsworth.
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Brexit fears caused car parts firm to stockpile 10 May 10:08am Brexit fears caused car parts firm to stockpile
Brexit worries meant car parts maker Pressmark tied up needed cash in stockpiling materials.
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Best manufacturing boost since 1980s helped economy surge before original Brexit deadline 10 May 7:26am Best manufacturing boost since 1980s helped economy surge before original Brexit deadline
Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rose to 0.5 per cent between January and March. The ONS said many manufacturers delivered early, pointing at a rush to clear order books before March 29.
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UK economy rebounds in first quarter 10 May 6:29am Updated UK economy rebounds in first quarter
Brexit stockpiling by firms helps to lift UK growth in the first three months of the year.
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Brexit stockpiling boosts first quarter growth to 0.5% 10 May 4:24am Brexit stockpiling boosts first quarter growth to 0.5%
The UK economy accelerated in the first quarter of year to grow by 0.5%, according to preliminary official figures.
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Government was warned about Brexit ferry payouts 8 May 7:08pm Government was warned about Brexit ferry payouts
Government settles with Channel Tunnel firm after accusation of "secretive" no-deal Brexit contracts.
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ITV puts hopes on its Britbox streaming service 8 May 5:29pm ITV puts hopes on its Britbox streaming service
The British commercial broadcaster blamed a 7 per cent fall in first-quarter ad sales on Brexit uncertainty and warned the turmoil was set to continue.
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Time will prove me right: Neil Woodford says shares WILL soar after Brexit deal is done  8 May 12:59pm Updated Time will prove me right: Neil Woodford says shares WILL soar after Brexit deal is done 
Uk firms are currently ‘profoundly undervalued’, and are set for an exuberant post-Brexit rally if the UK maintains a close relationship with the EU after leaving, argues Neil Woodford.
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ITV sees Brexit link as weak ad demand hits revenue 8 May 3:37am ITV sees Brexit link as weak ad demand hits revenue
ITV has forecast a larger than expected fall in advertising revenue in the first half of the year, blaming Brexit, a lack of World Cup football and the timing of Easter.
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Trade war and Brexit pose mounting risk to EU economy, says EC 7 May 12:44pm Trade war and Brexit pose mounting risk to EU economy, says EC
European commission warns of ‘major shock’ and slashes growth forecast for the union The threat of a full-blown trade war between the US and China and
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Travelodge seeks 3,000 students as it faces Brexit staff shortage 7 May 8:28am Travelodge seeks 3,000 students as it faces Brexit staff shortage
Budget hotel chain offers flexible working hours to fit in with university study Travelodge is aiming to recruit 3,000 students this summer with contracts that allow them to fit work around their studies, as the hospitality industry faces a Brexit-fuelled labour shortage. The budget hotel chain said its student recruitment drive was part of its plans to be “Brexit ready” and it is looking to fill roles across its existing 560 UK hotels, with 2,200 of the student jobs to be filled on a permanent basis, and 800 positions to be offered over the busy summer season.
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Consumers apply the brakes to UK new car sales 7 May 7:32am Consumers apply the brakes to UK new car sales
Analysts blame Brexit uncertainty as April data shows 10% fewer private sales than last year New car sales fell by 4.1% in the UK last month, the second-lowest April
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Travelodge looks to students as Brexit hits recruitment 7 May 6:43am Travelodge looks to students as Brexit hits recruitment
Travelodge has launched a recruitment programme targeting students after Brexit hit its efforts to fill thousands of vacancies.
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Ministers spend extra £160m on Brexit consultant contracts 6 May 1:32pm Ministers spend extra £160m on Brexit consultant contracts
It comes after the government signed £100m of Brexit consultant contracts in February.
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Buffett wants to invest more in the UK and Europe despite Brexit uncertainty  6 May 5:53am Updated Buffett wants to invest more in the UK and Europe despite Brexit uncertainty 
American investment guru Warren Buffett said he would like to see his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, raise its profile on the other side of the Atlantic.
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Buffett seeks UK investment despite Brexit 5 May 6:22am Buffett seeks UK investment despite Brexit
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he is eyeing UK assets "no matter how Brexit turns out".
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Boost to UK economy as threat of no-deal Brexit recedes 3 May 9:58am Boost to UK economy as threat of no-deal Brexit recedes
Services companies returned to growth after contraction in previous month Britain’s economy recovered some of its momentum last month after businesses shook off the threat of a no-deal Brexit, as data from the country’s dominant services sector showed modest growth. Services companies returned to positive territory after a brief period of contraction in March, according to a closely watched survey, while further data this week revealed that
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UK services sector hit as consumers and firms rein in spending - business live 3 May 8:32am Updated UK services sector hit as consumers and firms rein in spending - business live
Brexit uncertainty drove a fall in new business for a fourth month in April, the services PMI survey shows
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Shopping centre firm Intu warns of big drop in rental income 3 May 3:34am Shopping centre firm Intu warns of big drop in rental income
Company did not factor in store closures by Debenhams and Arcadia in previous forecasts Shopping centre landlord Intu has warned of a bigger drop in rental income this year as struggling retailers shut shops at a faster rate than expected. The Trafford Centre owner said Brexit uncertainties were also having an impact on letting demand and that it would suffer from a further rise in company voluntary arrangements (CVA) – an insolvency process used by struggling firms to shut underperforming stores and cut rents.
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Brexit saga hits the housing market as Bank of England warns prices will fall by 1.25% this year 2 May 5:08pm Updated Brexit saga hits the housing market as Bank of England warns prices will fall by 1.25% this year
The Bank said property price growth had been weak since the 2016 EU referendum, adding that 'Brexit-related uncertainties', as well as other factors, had taken their toll on house prices.
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FTSE LIVE: Shell hit by oil price; Lloyds warns over Brexit uncertainty; N Brown swings to a loss 2 May 12:45pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Shell hit by oil price; Lloyds warns over Brexit uncertainty; N Brown swings to a loss
The FTSE 100 closed down 33.95 points at 7351.31 and the pound was at $1.30 against the dollar.
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Interest rates: welcome to UK plc, an economy in limbo | Larry Elliott 2 May 7:45am Interest rates: welcome to UK plc, an economy in limbo | Larry Elliott
With Brexit making the economy ‘unusually volatile’ the Bank of England thinks it best to leave rates well alone Welcome to limbo land. That was the message from the
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Lloyds Banking Group sets aside further £100m for PPI 2 May 4:03am Updated Lloyds Banking Group sets aside further £100m for PPI
The bank reports flat first-quarter profits and says Brexit uncertainty could affect the economy.
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Lloyds profit flat as it warns on Brexit impact 2 May 3:00am Lloyds profit flat as it warns on Brexit impact
Lloyds Banking Group has reported flat profits for the start of the year as it swallowed £565m in one-off costs and warned Brexit could take a further toll on the UK economy.
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British Steel receives £120m government loan 1 May 12:14pm British Steel receives £120m government loan
Government makes emergency loan to cover an EU bill for carbon dioxide emissions The government has given British Steel an emergency £120m loan to cover an EU bill for carbon dioxide emissions, after the delay in reaching a Brexit withdrawal deal forced it to intervene. The business secretary, Greg Clark, told parliament on Wednesday that British Steel would have faced a bill of more than £600m from EU regulators if the government had not given it the support.
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Dutch bank Triodos awarded UK banking licence ahead of Brexit 1 May 9:42am Updated Dutch bank Triodos awarded UK banking licence ahead of Brexit
Green bank Triodos has Brexit-proofed its UK operations after it was awarded a UK banking licence effective from today, meaning savers will now be covered by the FSCS
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Chris Grayling cancels ferry contracts at extra £50m cost to taxpayers 1 May 9:29am Updated Chris Grayling cancels ferry contracts at extra £50m cost to taxpayers
Transport secretary axes further deals made to ensure imports under a no-deal Brexit The ferry contracts signed to ensure critical imports could reach the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been cancelled, costing taxpayers a further £50m. The latest payout joins an accumulating bill for the contracts awarded by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, including £33m compensation to Eurotunnel for the botched process.
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UK factory export orders slide as Brexit scares overseas clients away - business live 1 May 8:24am Updated UK factory export orders slide as Brexit scares overseas clients away - business live
UK manufacturers hit by falling orders as foreign customers reroute supply chains away from Britain
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UK government cancels Brexit ferry deals 1 May 8:10am Updated UK government cancels Brexit ferry deals
The cancellation of contracts for extra Brexit ferry services could cost the taxpayer more than £50m.
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UK factory growth slows as Brexit spooks overseas customers – business live 1 May 5:04am Updated UK factory growth slows as Brexit spooks overseas customers – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including the latest UK house price and manufacturing data
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Eurozone Growth Rebounds Despite Trade War, Brexit and Other Fears 30 Apr 2:05pm Updated Eurozone Growth Rebounds Despite Trade War, Brexit and Other Fears
The monetary bloc grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter compared with the last quarter of 2018, a surprise given the dark clouds looming over the economy.
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FTSE CLOSE: Pound back above $1.30; BP profits slide 30 Apr 12:06pm FTSE CLOSE: Pound back above $1.30; BP profits slide
The FTSE 100 closed down 0.3%, or 22.44p at 7,418.22, while the pound ose above $1.30 and €1.16 as Brexit talks continue.
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FTSE LIVE: BP profits slide; Brexit uncertainty weighs on Santander; UK supermarket sales rise 30 Apr 11:11am Updated FTSE LIVE: BP profits slide; Brexit uncertainty weighs on Santander; UK supermarket sales rise
A busy week kicks off in earnest today as, after a relatively subdued Monday, the company updates and economic data begin to flood in.
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UK companies going into administration reach five-year peak 30 Apr 9:46am UK companies going into administration reach five-year peak
Total insolvencies hit more than 4,000 in first quarter as Brexit uncertainty prevails
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Premier Inn owner says Brexit uncertainty has hit bookings 30 Apr 6:49am Premier Inn owner says Brexit uncertainty has hit bookings
Whitbread says businesses have cut back travel, particularly outside London Premier Inn owner
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AA finance boss quits to support anti-Brexit party Change UK 30 Apr 4:29am AA finance boss quits to support anti-Brexit party Change UK
Martin Clarke has stepped down and does not have another job to go to.He previously worked for private equity companies, where his robust approach earned him the nickname ‘the sledgehammer’.
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Fewer Britons choosing EU countries for holidays, travel firm says 29 Apr 7:11am Updated Fewer Britons choosing EU countries for holidays, travel firm says
Many people have 'pressed pause' on their summer plans over Brexit uncertainty, Thomas Cook says.
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Fewer Brits choosing EU countries for holidays, travel firm says 28 Apr 7:03pm Fewer Brits choosing EU countries for holidays, travel firm says
Many people have "pressed pause" on their summer plans because of Brexit uncertainty, Thomas Cook says.
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Brexit will slow UK economy for rest of 2019, forecaster warns 28 Apr 7:01pm Brexit will slow UK economy for rest of 2019, forecaster warns
Uncertainty over future will cut growth and prevent interest rate rise, says EY Item Club The slow-burn impact of
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P&O sues UK government over no-deal Brexit ferry case 26 Apr 8:23am Updated P&O sues UK government over no-deal Brexit ferry case
The ferry firm is claiming a rival was unlawfully handed £33m of taxpayers' money.
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RBS warns of Brexit uncertainty impact as profits fall 26 Apr 2:53am RBS warns of Brexit uncertainty impact as profits fall
The bank says uncertainty over Britain's exit from the EU could "make income growth more challenging".
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RBS warns of impact of Brexit uncertainty as profits fall 26 Apr 2:20am RBS warns of impact of Brexit uncertainty as profits fall
The bank says uncertainty over Britain's exit from the EU could "make income growth more challenging".
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RBS sees profit challenge ahead from Brexit uncertainty 26 Apr 1:36am RBS sees profit challenge ahead from Brexit uncertainty
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has warned continued Brexit uncertainty is "likely to make income growth more challenging for the bank.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Brexit uncertainty makes picking the right Bank of England governor even more crucial 25 Apr 7:38am Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Brexit uncertainty makes picking the right Bank of England governor even more crucial
No one can accuse Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond of playing a game of favourites in the search for the next governor of the Bank of England.
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Hammond misses budget target but deficit at 17-year low 24 Apr 5:52am Hammond misses budget target but deficit at 17-year low
Higher government spending in the run-up to Brexit helped the chancellor miss his full-year borrowing target, despite the budget deficit sinking to its lowest level for 17 years.
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FTSE 100 hits six-month high as pound slides - as it happened 23 Apr 4:17pm FTSE 100 hits six-month high as pound slides - as it happened
Britain’s blue-chip share index has risen over 7,500 points, but Brexit anxiety is pushing sterling down
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FTSE 100 hits six-month high as pound slides - business live 23 Apr 2:06pm Updated FTSE 100 hits six-month high as pound slides - business live
Britain’s blue-chip share index has risen over 7,500 points, but Brexit anxiety is pushing sterling down
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The US stock market will stop its charge – perhaps with a sharp shock | Nouriel Roubini 23 Apr 6:33am The US stock market will stop its charge – perhaps with a sharp shock | Nouriel Roubini
Hopes of a US-China deal, as well as Brexit delays, have cheered investors, but there are risks ahead Financial markets tend to undergo manic-depressive cycles, and this has been especially true in recent years. During risk-ons, investors – driven by “animal spirits” – produce bull markets, frothiness, and sometimes outright bubbles; eventually, however, they overreact to some negative shock by becoming too pessimistic, shedding risk, and forcing a correction or bear market. Whereas prices of US and global equities
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A chance at last for Hammond to hunt for a new Bank governor | Larry Elliott 21 Apr 8:50am A chance at last for Hammond to hunt for a new Bank governor | Larry Elliott
There isn’t a shortage of Brits to succeed Carney, but the net may well be spread beyond these shores Wanted: suitable candidate to run one of the world’s leading central banks. Applicants should demonstrate the economic acumen of a Keynes, the diplomatic skills of a Metternich, the political cunning of a Machiavelli, and the hide of a rhinoceros. Those interested should register their interest with the right honourable Philip Hammond esq at HM Treasury. Interviews will take place in the coming months and the name of the new governor will be announced in the autumn. Now that there is a bit of Brexit breathing space, Hammond can get on with a couple of the other issues in his intray, one of which is to find a successor to
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Brexit move by Standard Life Assurance sparks fury  21 Apr 6:27am Updated Brexit move by Standard Life Assurance sparks fury 
The company has had 355 complaints from policyholders – with the vast majority angry about losing access to the UK’s regulatory protection.
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HAMISH MCRAE: Rock-bottom interest rates are here to stay  21 Apr 6:03am Updated HAMISH MCRAE: Rock-bottom interest rates are here to stay 
In the UK, policy is frozen until there is some resolution to Brexit, but ten-year gilts yield 1.25 per cent. That says the market thinks that sterling interest rates will stay low for several years.
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Europe’s patience with bumbling Brexit Britain is remarkable 21 Apr 2:00am Europe’s patience with bumbling Brexit Britain is remarkable
The UK has not been ‘badly treated’ by the EU. All it is doing is pointing out the consequences of our follyOne vox-pop remark in a
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UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit, but credit card defaults jump – business live 18 Apr 9:40am Updated UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit, but credit card defaults jump – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new health checks on the eurozone private sector
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UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit, but credit card defaults jump - business live 18 Apr 6:19am UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit, but credit card defaults jump - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new health checks on the eurozone private sector
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UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit and keep shopping - business live 18 Apr 6:01am Updated UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit and keep shopping - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new health checks on the eurozone private sector
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Eurozone in worst growth spell since 2014 as Brexit and trade wars bite - business live 18 Apr 4:33am Updated Eurozone in worst growth spell since 2014 as Brexit and trade wars bite - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new health checks on the eurozone private sector
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House prices rise at slowest rate in six years as Brexit hits growth 17 Apr 12:29pm House prices rise at slowest rate in six years as Brexit hits growth
London experiences biggest slump in a decade but Midlands and north-west race ahead House prices across Britain have increased at their slowest rate for more than six years, with London experiencing its biggest slump in a decade as Brexit concerns drag on growth. The
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FTSE CLOSE: Jet2 owner warns of Brexit hit; Homebase narrows losses; UK stocks open in the red 17 Apr 11:58am FTSE CLOSE: Jet2 owner warns of Brexit hit; Homebase narrows losses; UK stocks open in the red
The FTSE 100 just about managed to close in positive territory, up 1.40 points at 7,471.32. The UK bluechip index struggled to make gains today despite better-than-expected economic data from China.
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FTSE LIVE: Jet2 owner warns of Brexit hit; Homebase narrows losses; UK stocks open in the red 17 Apr 11:14am Updated FTSE LIVE: Jet2 owner warns of Brexit hit; Homebase narrows losses; UK stocks open in the red
Homebase is fixing its act up and, as its turnaround plan starts to bear fruit, the DIY chain stemmed its losses by £140million in the second half of last year.
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Delayed Brexit lifts FTSE 100 to six-month high 16 Apr 2:10pm Delayed Brexit lifts FTSE 100 to six-month high
Improved investor sentiment across Europe and relative short-term stability from a delayed Brexit helped push London stocks to a six-month high on Tuesday.
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Pelosi warns over post-Brexit trade deal 16 Apr 10:13am Pelosi warns over post-Brexit trade deal
The US Speaker was speaking ahead of her trip to Ireland on Tuesday.
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UK pay grows at fastest rate since financial crisis – ONS 16 Apr 7:11am UK pay grows at fastest rate since financial crisis – ONS
Almost 180,000 workers hired, while unemployment remains at lowest level since mid-70s Pay growth in Britain has risen at the fastest rate in more than a decade, as companies keep hiring despite growing fears over Brexit. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.5% on the year in the three months to February, according to the
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Warmer weather gives footfall a lift but Brexit uncertainty still hampers spending 15 Apr 5:56am Warmer weather gives footfall a lift but Brexit uncertainty still hampers spending
The total number of people visiting shops across the UK rose 1.4 per cent in March, according to Springboard and the British Retail Consortium.
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Brexit has caused summer holiday prices to beach destinations to be cut falling by up to a third 15 Apr 4:52am Updated Brexit has caused summer holiday prices to beach destinations to be cut falling by up to a third
Brexit uncertainty, alongside a more competitive holiday market and the aftermath of the slow end to last summer has resulted in year on year package holiday price drops.
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Property prices in Britain see big jump in April as house hunters are ‘bored of Brexit’ 15 Apr 4:43am Updated Property prices in Britain see big jump in April as house hunters are ‘bored of Brexit’
The average price of new-to-the-market properties increased by an average of £3,447 in April, equivalent to 1.1 per cent, making it the biggest month-on-month increase since March 2018.
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Brexit: UK businesses at most gloomy since referendum – Deloitte 15 Apr 1:00am Brexit: UK businesses at most gloomy since referendum – Deloitte
Eight out of 10 finance leaders expect long-term environment to be worse British businesses are the most gloomy they have been about Brexit since
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UK property market ‘in line for summer Brexit relief rally’ 14 Apr 7:01pm UK property market ‘in line for summer Brexit relief rally’
Signs of bounceback in prices over past month, says property website Rightmove The property market is likely to stage a Brexit “relief rally” over the summer, according to Britain’s biggest property website, as it revealed signs of bounceback in prices over the past month. Rightmove said asking prices on its website jumped by an average of 1.1% – an increase of £3,447 – in the month to April 6 but remain 0.1% below the level of a year ago.
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ALEX BRUMMER: The job of being a central bank governor is always a political one  14 Apr 5:03pm ALEX BRUMMER: The job of being a central bank governor is always a political one 
Philip Hammond argues that it is 'blindingly obvious' that candidates to be next governor of the Bank of England might be deterred by the politics of Brexit.
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Unilever’s joke writers may not be enough to keep uneasy investors entertained 14 Apr 2:00am Unilever’s joke writers may not be enough to keep uneasy investors entertained
The company’s ads are always amusing, but this week’s quarterly results could divide opinion like MarmiteThere are times when you’d be forgiven for thinking that the role of the consumer goods giant Unilever is to entertain its punters, as much as flog them stuff. It brands have been associated with some of the most memorable ads of our age, whether they be for PG Tips in the 1970s (“Avez-vous un cuppa?”), several controversial Pot Noodle commercials or its recent satire on Brexit for Marmite, which read: “Hard Breakfast? Soft Breakfast? No Breakfast? Marmite: dividing the nation since 1902.”
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Brexit: British Steel seeks £100m government loan to meet EU rules 13 Apr 11:24am Brexit: British Steel seeks £100m government loan to meet EU rules
The steelmaker is asking for help after the EU froze UK companies out of its carbon credits scheme.
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British Steel in talks about £100m government loan 13 Apr 5:53am British Steel in talks about £100m government loan
The UK's second-biggest steel producer is seeking an urgent £100m‎ government loan after Theresa May's failure to secure a Brexit deal left it frozen out of an EU-wide carbon trading scheme.
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Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote 12 Apr 1:30pm Updated Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote
Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellor Philip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the
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Hammond: Brexit deadlock leaves little room for key issues 12 Apr 10:00am Hammond: Brexit deadlock leaves little room for key issues
The UK chancellor says getting a deal done soon will release "bandwidth" needed for key economic decisions.
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Hammond: No red lines in Brexit talks with Labour 12 Apr 8:06am Hammond: No red lines in Brexit talks with Labour
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said there are "no red lines" in Brexit talks with Labour and that "everything is up for discussion".
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Staying in a customs union after Brexit won’t resolve the Irish border issue | Pascal Lamy 12 Apr 4:21am Staying in a customs union after Brexit won’t resolve the Irish border issue | Pascal Lamy
Labour’s proposal may not be as simple as it seems: a customs union is favourable but comes with downsides Common sense has at last prevailed. The UK parliament has rejected the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and stepped back from the cliff edge. But while the
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With Brexit Delayed, British Businesses Say: Enough Already 12 Apr 2:42am Updated With Brexit Delayed, British Businesses Say: Enough Already
The extension announced on Wednesday gives the country six more months to figure out a plan to leave the E.U., but firms, especially small ones, fear another impasse.
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Businesses plead for Brexit clarity 11 Apr 7:03pm Businesses plead for Brexit clarity
For companies that have been preparing for a sudden exit, Thursday's extension was no more than a temporary reprieve.
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MARKET REPORT: Airline shares take off after Brexit is delayed 11 Apr 4:51pm MARKET REPORT: Airline shares take off after Brexit is delayed
The new deadline helped brush away fears that Brexit uncertainty might deter the UK’s holidaymakers from booking their summer escape to the Costa del Sol.
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IMF says Brexit delay means businesses face more uncertainty 11 Apr 12:49pm IMF says Brexit delay means businesses face more uncertainty
Warning follows industry chiefs raising the alarm over damage extension will do to UK firms
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FTSE LIVE: EU leaders give Theresa May until 31 October to push through Brexit deal 11 Apr 11:33am Updated FTSE LIVE: EU leaders give Theresa May until 31 October to push through Brexit deal
The pound is trading flat after European leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after five hours of talks in Brussels.
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UK travel stocks soar on Brexit October delay 11 Apr 11:23am UK travel stocks soar on Brexit October delay
UK travel stocks greeted the delay to Brexit positively on Thursday, as the deadline to leave the European was pushed back until after the crucial summer period.
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IMF boss: Prolonged Brexit uncertainty would have negative impact on economy 11 Apr 10:42am IMF boss: Prolonged Brexit uncertainty would have negative impact on economy
Christine Lagarde tells the BBC that the delay to Brexit means businesses and investors will remain hesitant in the coming months.
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FTSE 250 hits six-month high; Brexit delay lifts holiday firms – business live 11 Apr 10:30am FTSE 250 hits six-month high; Brexit delay lifts holiday firms – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as shares in easyJet and TUI rally
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FTSE 250 hits six-month high; Brexit delay lifts holiday firms - business live 11 Apr 10:10am Updated FTSE 250 hits six-month high; Brexit delay lifts holiday firms - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as shares in easyJet and TUI rally
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Growth fears weigh on markets; City demands Brexit progress – business live 11 Apr 7:01am Updated Growth fears weigh on markets; City demands Brexit progress – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as IMF urges politicians to help prevent the global economy weakening
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Brexit: CBI boss says agree deal or hold second referendum 11 Apr 4:39am Updated Brexit: CBI boss says agree deal or hold second referendum
John Allan says if MPs cannot agree a deal then there should be a second referendum.
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Fears a chaotic Brexit or an escalation of the US - China trade row will derail the global economy 10 Apr 4:51pm Fears a chaotic Brexit or an escalation of the US - China trade row will derail the global economy
Low interest rates are helping to offset a downturn in growth in the world economy, the IMF said. But rising levels of government and company debt are storing up potential problems.
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Threat of polarised politics puts the world economy in a precarious position 10 Apr 4:50pm RUTH SUNDERLAND: Threat of polarised politics puts the world economy in a precarious position
Polarised politics are a mounting threat to financial markets. In the UK the Brexit debacle has so far left markets unperturbed, but one can imagine the response to a Corbyn government.
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UK economy grows as manufacturers stockpile before Brexit 10 Apr 12:05pm UK economy grows as manufacturers stockpile before Brexit
GDP growth of 0.2% in February confounds expectations of slowdown The British economy continued to grow in February as manufacturers rushed to stockpile goods ahead of
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UK economy grows faster than expected ahead of Brexit 10 Apr 7:58am Updated UK economy grows faster than expected ahead of Brexit
The economy grew 0.3% in the three months to February, official figures show, helped by stockpiling.
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UK economy kept growing in February thanks to Brexit stockpiling - business live 10 Apr 5:10am Updated UK economy kept growing in February thanks to Brexit stockpiling - business live
Britain’s economy expanded by 0.2% in February, better than expected, thanks to a burst in manufacturing output
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Tesco says shoppers are feeling ‘Brexit fatigue’ but not stockpiling 10 Apr 4:10am Tesco says shoppers are feeling ‘Brexit fatigue’ but not stockpiling
Supermarket’s chief executive Dave Lewis noted consumer markets remained stable Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, says shoppers have not changed their behaviour ahead of
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Brexit not the biggest fear amid gloomy forecasts for the global economy 9 Apr 6:54pm Updated RUTH SUNDERLAND: Brexit not the biggest fear amid gloomy forecasts for the global economy
The International Monetary Fund has always made it clear that it harbours deep misgivings about Brexit. At its annual meeting in Washington DC this week, it continues to issue grim warnings.
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IMF says no-deal Brexit risks two-year recession for UK 9 Apr 10:37am Updated IMF says no-deal Brexit risks two-year recession for UK
World Economic Outlook refers to ‘large, long-lasting negative impacts’ on Britain and EU
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Shoppers avoiding big buys due to Brexit uncertainty – retailers 8 Apr 7:01pm Shoppers avoiding big buys due to Brexit uncertainty – retailers
Prices will rise and choices shrink on shelves unless MPs block no deal, says BRC chief Britain’s retailers have warned that
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MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin unable to pull itself out of downward spiral 8 Apr 4:57pm MARKET REPORT: Aston Martin unable to pull itself out of downward spiral
The group's shares hit an all-time low, as brokers at Deutsche Bank said they expected Brexit-related uncertainty and volatility in the global car market to depress demand for its high-end vehicles.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound steady as May and Corbyn hold Brexit talks 8 Apr 12:40pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound steady as May and Corbyn hold Brexit talks
The FTSE 100 closed up 5.02 points at 7451.89 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.
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Jaguar Land Rover begins Brexit shutdown as sales fall 8 Apr 7:42am Updated Jaguar Land Rover begins Brexit shutdown as sales fall
UK’s main manufacturing sites, employing 18,500 people, closed from Monday to Friday Jaguar Land Rover has begun its week-long factory shutdown as part of its plans for Brexit, on the day the company posted lower sales in Europe and China.
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Jaguar Land Rover starts Brexit shutdown 8 Apr 7:41am Jaguar Land Rover starts Brexit shutdown
The car maker will stop production in the West Midlands and Merseyside for one extra week.
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Rise in cost of probate has been delayed by Brexit turmoil 8 Apr 2:00am Rise in cost of probate has been delayed by Brexit turmoil
New system would see sliding scale of charges for granting official approval of a will Plans to increase the cost of probate for grieving friends and families sorting out the wills of loved ones are being repeatedly delayed by Brexit, amid a widespread backlash against their implementation. The proposals, dismissed by critics as a “stealth death tax”, would introduce a sliding scale of charges to replace the current flat rate of £215 for granting official approval of any will.
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Business confidence in UK hits lowest ebb since financial crisis 8 Apr 1:01am Business confidence in UK hits lowest ebb since financial crisis
Normally robust services sector leads the rout, according to BDO optimism index Business confidence has crashed to the lowest point since 2012, and the economy is only growing because firms are stockpiling ahead of Brexit, according to a key sentiment indicator. The BDO optimism index, which charts how businesses expect output to develop in the next three to six months, fell faster in March that at any time since the bleakest days in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.
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Mark Carney still stands taller than Brexit’s lost leaders 7 Apr 2:00am Mark Carney still stands taller than Brexit’s lost leaders
While his predecessor and proponents of no-deal vanish into fantasy, the governor is clear about the dangers we faceWhen my old friend Mervyn King completed his 10-year term as governor of the Bank of England in June 2013, I was deputed, as one of the older journalists who attended his press conferences over the years, to make some farewell remarks. I praised him for the frank, even-handed and (almost) always enlightening way in which he had handled the press conferences associated with the Bank’s regular inflation reports and the deliberations of the monetary policy committee the governor chairs. And I meant it.
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With Interest: The Week in Business: Mexican Border Drama, and Trump Butts Heads With the Fed 6 Apr 2:04pm With Interest: The Week in Business: Mexican Border Drama, and Trump Butts Heads With the Fed
Plus, the latest news on Boeing’s plane troubles, and more Brexit angst.
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UK productivity grows by just 0.5% in 2018 amid Brexit uncertainty 5 Apr 6:41am UK productivity grows by just 0.5% in 2018 amid Brexit uncertainty
ONS says Britain achieving growth only a quarter of the level seen a decade ago Britain has maintained its dismal productivity record, with the rise in worker efficiency in 2018 only a quarter of the level seen before the financial crisis a decade ago. Amid fears Brexit uncertainty is set to further damage productivity growth, holding back improvements in living standards, the
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House prices hold up better than forecast amid Brexit chaos 5 Apr 5:09am House prices hold up better than forecast amid Brexit chaos
Drop in March from February but prices up in first quarter compared to 2018 – Halifax British house prices held up more than expected in March as supply constraints outweighed uncertainty over the Brexit process, according to figures from Halifax. The high street lender said house prices rose by 3.2% in the three months to March compared with the same period last year. The increase, the fastest since August, was above than the 2.3% annual rise predicted in a Reuters poll of economists.
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A swashbuckling global Britain free to do its own trade deals? It’s a mirage | Mogens Peter Carl 5 Apr 4:00am A swashbuckling global Britain free to do its own trade deals? It’s a mirage | Mogens Peter Carl
David Davis promised Brexiters the world in 2016. But the stark truth is we’re better off inside the customs unionWhatever happens in the Brexit negotiations, the question of the UK’s future trade relations with countries outside the European Union will become acute for businesses, investors, workers and citizens. In the immediate term, the overriding UK objective will, of course, be to secure continued access to the EU market. Larry Elliot
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Lorries face huge queues in a no-deal Brexit 4 Apr 1:05pm Lorries face huge queues in a no-deal Brexit
The government is drawing up plans for dealing with a massive increase in the number of lorries needing official paperwork in the wake of a potential no-deal Brexit.
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Civil servants offered counselling for no-deal Brexit stress 4 Apr 7:09am Updated Civil servants offered counselling for no-deal Brexit stress
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spent £40k to provide support for staff.
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Ministers warned over planes and troops in no-deal Brexit 4 Apr 6:55am Ministers warned over planes and troops in no-deal Brexit
Cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill says emergency contingency plans are needed Cabinet ministers were told they must set in motion new plans to keep planes flying to North America, as well as keeping British troops legally in Bosnia, in case the EU forces a no-deal exit. Before their marathon cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, briefed ministers that major security and commercial decisions would need to be completed if Brussels rejected Theresa May’s plan to ask for a short extension to article 50.
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Self-driving cars could provide £62bn boost to UK economy by 2030 4 Apr 5:59am Self-driving cars could provide £62bn boost to UK economy by 2030
But such potential may be threatened by a no-deal Brexit, says SMMT Britain’s leading position in developing self-driving cars could produce a £62bn economic boost by 2030, the car industry claimed – but warned that such potential could be jeopardised by a no-deal Brexit. A
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Shares in travel firm Saga slump as it warns Brexit will hit profits 4 Apr 5:44am Shares in travel firm Saga slump as it warns Brexit will hit profits
Company that caters to over 50s says Brexit has put ‘clear dampener’ on holiday sales Shares in Saga, which specialises in travel and insurance for the over 50s, slumped after the company slashed its dividend and warned profits would be hit by Brexit and lower insurance margins. Lance Batchelor, the chief executive, said travel bookings to Europe this year were down 8% from a year earlier. “Brexit is putting a clear dampener on customers’ willingness to commit to holidays in 2019,” he said.
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Govt could put more freight on trains in no-deal Brexit 4 Apr 5:01am Govt could put more freight on trains in no-deal Brexit
The Government has been making plans to put more freight on to cross-channel trains in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Sky News can reveal.
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UK economy hits the rocks as Brexit bites...and stumbling Germany and France drag down the eurozone 4 Apr 3:13am Updated UK economy hits the rocks as Brexit bites...and stumbling Germany and France drag down the eurozone
In a sign that political turmoil over Brexit is spilling into the real world, a report by the research firm IHS Markit suggested the economy is already shrinking.
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ALEX BRUMMER: MPs must focus on damage to their constituencies in Brexit stalemate 3 Apr 4:52pm ALEX BRUMMER: MPs must focus on damage to their constituencies in Brexit stalemate
If airlines and travel companies are to be believed, it has made the consumer more cautious about booking holidays due to concern about making spending decisions in advance.
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UK economy at risk of shrinking as Brexit chaos hurts services 3 Apr 1:45pm UK economy at risk of shrinking as Brexit chaos hurts services
Overall business activity stalled in March, according to latest IHS Markit/Cips survey The British economy is at risk of sliding into a deepening downturn after stalling in the first quarter, following the weakest performance in the private sector in almost seven years as
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FTSE LIVE: Sterling on the up as May prepares to meet Corbyn to beat Brexit deadlock 3 Apr 12:53pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Sterling on the up as May prepares to meet Corbyn to beat Brexit deadlock
The pound rallied last night after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she planned to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bit to beat the deadlock over Brexit.
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May tries to reassure bosses over Brexit shift 3 Apr 8:03am May tries to reassure bosses over Brexit shift
The Prime Minister has tried to reassure the bosses of some of the UK’s biggest companies about her undulating Brexit strategy amid efforts to persuade corporate Britain to publicly endorse her latest change of tack.
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Services sector gloom sparks Brexit downturn fears 3 Apr 7:21am Services sector gloom sparks Brexit downturn fears
Britain's dominant services sector shrank last month amid "intense" Brexit uncertainty, according to a closely-watched business survey that fuelled fears of a wider downturn in the months ahead.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Italy not Brexit is the real EU time bomb 3 Apr 4:09am ALEX BRUMMER: Italy not Brexit is the real EU time bomb
A devastating report from the Paris-based OECD notes that since 2000 the Italian economy, which then approximated to the size of Britain, has not grown a euro.
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What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like? 2 Apr 11:11pm What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?
A no-deal Brexit, once unthinkable, could happen in less than two weeks, barring a deadline extension. Here are some of the likely consequences.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Why Italy and not Brexit is the real ticking time bomb at the heart of the EU 2 Apr 8:04pm Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Why Italy and not Brexit is the real ticking time bomb at the heart of the EU
Amid Britain's political paralysis and the threats of a 'no deal' Brexit, the European Union's markets chief Valdis Dombrovski is warning of disruption and potential liquidity problems in financial markets.
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The property guru who defies the Brexit gloom claiming that inward investment is as strong as ever 2 Apr 5:42pm The property guru who defies the Brexit gloom claiming that inward investment is as strong as ever
Martin Samworth, who has risen to the very top of New York-quoted CBRE as the company's international president, based in London, sees recovery opportunities on Britain's high streets.
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Brexit: Government did not speak to French ports in no-deal plan 2 Apr 1:45pm Brexit: Government did not speak to French ports in no-deal plan
In a leaked document, the Department for Transport admits it has not engaged with French port operators.
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FTSE CLOSE: Pound climbs sharply on fresh Brexit delay 2 Apr 1:26pm FTSE CLOSE: Pound climbs sharply on fresh Brexit delay
The pound climbed sharply as Theresa May said Britain would need to delay Brexit further. After sterling had slipped during a mammoth cabinet meeting, it then climbed on her statement.
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FTSE LIVE: Sterling nosedives as UK sleepwalks towards no-deal Brexit 2 Apr 12:34pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Sterling nosedives as UK sleepwalks towards no-deal Brexit
The FTSE 100 closed up 73.74 at 7391.12 and the pound was at $1.30 against the dollar.
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UK construction activity drops as Brexit spooks clients - business live 2 Apr 7:07am Updated UK construction activity drops as Brexit spooks clients - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a new healthcheck on Britain’s builders
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City gripped by Brexit jitters ahead of construction sector report - business live 2 Apr 4:29am Updated City gripped by Brexit jitters ahead of construction sector report - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a new healthcheck on Britain’s builders
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For Many British Businesses, Brexit Has Already Happened 1 Apr 6:35pm Updated For Many British Businesses, Brexit Has Already Happened
No one knows how the politics of Brexit will end. But the twisting road has already cooled investment and damaged the nation’s reputation as a haven for commerce.
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UK manufacturing smashes expectations amid surge in Brexit stockpiling 1 Apr 4:42pm Updated UK manufacturing smashes expectations amid surge in Brexit stockpiling
Experts said the strong figures for March were 'misleading to say the least' and 'obviously not sustainable', given that they reflected mounting no-deal Brexit fears rather than economic hardiness.
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EasyJet warns Brexit is triggering a summer slowdown 1 Apr 2:16pm Updated EasyJet warns Brexit is triggering a summer slowdown
Britain's travel sector has already been hammered this year, as Easter bookings slumped when holidaymakers held off booking due to Brexit worries. Now easyJet has warned on summer too.
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FTSE LIVE: EasyJet blames Brexit for summer slowdown; UK manufacturing hits 13-month high 1 Apr 12:39pm Updated FTSE LIVE: EasyJet blames Brexit for summer slowdown; UK manufacturing hits 13-month high
The FTSE 100 closed up 38.19 points at 7317.38 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.
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FTSE LIVE: EasyJet blames Brexit for heavy losses; Sterling ignoring risk of looming no-deal 1 Apr 7:16am Updated FTSE LIVE: EasyJet blames Brexit for heavy losses; Sterling ignoring risk of looming no-deal
EasyJet warned that it is experiencing 'softness' as a result of 'macroeconomic uncertainty and many unanswered questions surrounding Brexit which are together driving weaker customer demand.'
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Factories rush to stockpile for Brexit 1 Apr 7:16am Updated Factories rush to stockpile for Brexit
The rate of stockpiling hit a record high for the third month in a row, says a closely watched survey.
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EasyJet warns of slow summer sales amid Brexit uncertainty 1 Apr 6:11am EasyJet warns of slow summer sales amid Brexit uncertainty
Budget airline says it is well prepared for UK’s exit from EU but profits may be affected
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One of Brexit’s Rare Winners: Big British Law Firms 1 Apr 5:42am Updated One of Brexit’s Rare Winners: Big British Law Firms
Britain’s complicated exit from the European Union has rattled corporations around the world. And that means lawyers are pulling in clients and profit.
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UK manufacturers buoyed by Brexit stockpiling as eurozone slumps 1 Apr 5:40am UK manufacturers buoyed by Brexit stockpiling as eurozone slumps
Firms hoard raw materials and finished goods amid fears over no-deal exit from EU Panic stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of
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Manufacturers boosted by race to stockpile for Brexit - for now 1 Apr 5:26am Manufacturers boosted by race to stockpile for Brexit - for now
Brexit stockpiling helped UK manufacturers enjoy their best month for more than a year in March but threatens to leave the sector with a headache further down the track, a report suggests.
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EasyJet warns Brexit uncertainty is hurting demand - business live 1 Apr 3:25am Updated EasyJet warns Brexit uncertainty is hurting demand - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as budget airline warns of ‘softness’ in demand for travel
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Easyjet warns Brexit uncertainty is hitting sales 1 Apr 2:08am Easyjet warns Brexit uncertainty is hitting sales
Easyjet has warned that "unanswered questions surrounding Brexit" are weakening demand as it heads into its key summer trading period.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Would No Deal Brexit really be that bad? 30 Mar 6:34am Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Would No Deal Brexit really be that bad?
The easy thing would be to dismiss Lord King's remarks on a No Deal Brexit as the ravings of a long-time critic of the EU and the eurozone - that would be a mistake.
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Business leaders say they are fed up paying price of uncertainty 29 Mar 12:54pm Business leaders say they are fed up paying price of uncertainty
All steps need to be taken to prevent no-deal Brexit, which they view as hugely damaging Business leaders have reacted with frustration and warned that Britain is increasingly succumbing to Brexit fatigue, severely damaging the economy, after parliament again failed to break the deadlock over leaving the EU. After Theresa May’s Brexit plan was
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Business ‘devastated’ by Brexit vote 29 Mar 11:59am Business ‘devastated’ by Brexit vote
Industry bodies say the Brexit uncertainty puts the UK's reputation, jobs and livelihoods at stake.
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UK business investment slide, but trade war optimism boosts stocks - business live 29 Mar 11:41am UK business investment slide, but trade war optimism boosts stocks - business live
New GDP report shows that British bosses have cut back on buying new machinery and computers, as Brexit crisis hits confidence
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UK business investment suffers longest decline since financial crisis - business live 29 Mar 10:58am Updated UK business investment suffers longest decline since financial crisis - business live
New GDP report shows that British bosses have cut back on buying new machinery and computers, as Brexit crisis hits confidence
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House prices in England fall for first time since 2012 29 Mar 4:48am House prices in England fall for first time since 2012
Slide driven by London and south-east slowdown as Brexit chaos seems to put off buyers House prices fell in England for the first time in seven years in the first three months of 2019, dragged lower by the traditional property hotspots of London and the south-east in a sign that Brexit turmoil is putting off buyers. Prices fell 0.7% in the first quarter, compared with the same period in 2018, taking the average price of a home in England down to £255,683, according to the mortgage lender Nationwide.
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US growth revised down; Brexit worries weigh on pound - as it happened 28 Mar 5:05pm US growth revised down; Brexit worries weigh on pound - as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as worries of a global slowdown spook investors
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US growth revised down; Brexit worries weigh on pound - business live 28 Mar 4:45pm Updated US growth revised down; Brexit worries weigh on pound - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as worries of a global slowdown spook investors
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Labour still has questions to answer on renationalisation plans | Nils Pratley 28 Mar 2:54pm Labour still has questions to answer on renationalisation plans | Nils Pratley
CBI director-general sets up potential clash, urging party to ‘work with, not against’ business Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, chose a good day to pick a fight with Labour over renationalisation. Amid the Brexit pantomime, investors were studying the odds on an imminent general election and the chances of a Labour administration enacting its plans to take the energy networks, water companies, Royal Mail and the rail operators into national ownership. Shares in United Utilities, water supplier in Liverpool, where Fairbairn spoke, slipped 2%. Fans of nationalisation will dismiss Fairbairn’s plea for Labour to “work with business, and not against it” as laughably limp. “A last-ditch attempt to protect the interests of a narrow group of wealthy shareholders,” said Peter Dowd, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, giving fair warning that a meeting of minds is not on the cards.
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Brexit-hit Britons shun Easter trips abroad boosting economy by £36bn 28 Mar 5:33am Updated Brexit-hit Britons shun Easter trips abroad boosting economy by £36bn
Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the number of UK residents holidaying at home at Easter has doubled from last year when just 34 per cent took a staycation.
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FTSE LIVE: Sterling to ride Brexit roller coaster; Mike Ashley names his price for Debenhams 27 Mar 1:20pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Sterling to ride Brexit roller coaster; Mike Ashley names his price for Debenhams
Yet more stock exchange announcements were exchanged between Mike Ashley's Sports Direct and its target Debenhams late on Tuesday night.
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Retail sales fall as Brexit uncertainty weighs on consumers 27 Mar 9:14am Retail sales fall as Brexit uncertainty weighs on consumers
Latest CBI snapshot shows sales slid in March by the most since October 2017 UK retail sales fell in March at the fastest rate for more than a year, as Britain’s mounting political crisis over
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UK retail sales fall as Brexit crisis hits confidence - business live 27 Mar 7:56am Updated UK retail sales fall as Brexit crisis hits confidence - business live
CBI says escalating uncertainty over Brexit is hurting consumer confidence, as central bankers warn that global economy is weakening
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Where have property prices risen most since Brexit vote? 27 Mar 7:43am Updated Where have property prices risen most since Brexit vote?
The list is dominated by the North of England, with Leicester and Manchester seeing house price growth of 17.2% and 16.6% since the Brexit vote in June 2016.
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Click and collect your holiday cash at a fixed rate to protect it from the Brexit rollercoaster  27 Mar 5:52am Updated Click and collect your holiday cash at a fixed rate to protect it from the Brexit rollercoaster 
By using the internet, you can find better deals than in the High Street. Some firms are even offering you the chance to reserve your cash at today's prices and cancel it later if the rate improves.
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Should I sell investments before the Brexit bungle swallows my savings?  27 Mar 5:09am Should I sell investments before the Brexit bungle swallows my savings? 
As Brexit descends ever deeper into farce, one thought keeps coming to the fore: my life savings are at the mercy of these idiots! Britain is a laughing stock but I am finding it hard to see the joke.
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Road safety: EU plans vehicle speed limiters from 2022 27 Mar 3:34am Updated Road safety: EU plans vehicle speed limiters from 2022
The UK is urged to adopt similar rules to those provisionally approved by the EU, even after Brexit.
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THE PRUDENT INVESTOR: Should I sell up before the great Brexit bungle swallows up my life savings?  27 Mar 3:27am Updated THE PRUDENT INVESTOR: Should I sell up before the great Brexit bungle swallows up my life savings? 
As Brexit descends ever deeper into farce, one thought keeps coming to the fore: my life savings are at the mercy of these idiots! Britain is a laughing stock but I am finding it hard to see the joke.
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Brexit blamed as UK mortgage approvals hit six-year low - business live 26 Mar 8:44am Updated Brexit blamed as UK mortgage approvals hit six-year low - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a worrying drop in consumer confidence in Europe’s largest economy
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UK mortgage approvals hit six-year low as Brexit looms - business live 26 Mar 6:08am Updated UK mortgage approvals hit six-year low as Brexit looms - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a worrying drop in consumer confidence in Europe’s largest economy
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The small UK car companies bucking the Brexit backlash 25 Mar 11:19am Updated The small UK car companies bucking the Brexit backlash
Partly as a result of Brexit, Nissan, JLR, Ford and Mini have all outlined plans to reduce outputs in the UK and ultimately cut their workforce in the country. But some British brands are blooming.
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How to stop landlords profiting from homelessness? Compulsory purchase | Ellie Mae O’Hagan 25 Mar 8:45am How to stop landlords profiting from homelessness? Compulsory purchase | Ellie Mae O’Hagan
London councils are paying £14m a year in ‘incentives’ to private landlords. Only radical measures will solve this crisisAlthough most of today’s headlines are taken up by the fact that Brexit has descended into the political equivalent of a skip being set on fire, it’s important to remember that this government has been diligently trashing the country in other ways too.
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Brexit Isa: What is the stocks and shares offering from Moneyfarm? 25 Mar 7:38am Updated Brexit Isa: What is the stocks and shares offering from Moneyfarm?
'Ignore the short-term noise and invest for life', says Moneyfarm - the firm behind the 'Brexit Isa'. It offers cashback for those who keep their money in for two years, but what else is new?
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Lyft, Uber and Airbnb gear up for tech floats that total nearly £135bn, says ALEX BRUMMER 25 Mar 4:38am Lyft, Uber and Airbnb gear up for tech floats that total nearly £135bn, says ALEX BRUMMER
Brexit uncertainty is taking its toll and, so far, only one minnow, the legal firm DWF, has braved the London Stock Exchange.
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PM fights to retain power as MPs look to seize control of Brexit 24 Mar 8:46pm PM fights to retain power as MPs look to seize control of Brexit
The House of Commons is preparing for another week dominated by Brexit, as Theresa May's position looks increasingly uncertain.
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Pineapple boss: We will not be crushed by Brexit  24 Mar 9:41am Pineapple boss: We will not be crushed by Brexit 
Debbie Moore is defying the retail gloom with a lucrative new deal to supply Next and by also opening a ‘bigger and better’ Pineapple store.
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The Europe Union has bigger problems to deal with than Brexit | Larry Elliott 24 Mar 8:09am The Europe Union has bigger problems to deal with than Brexit | Larry Elliott
The next recession will expose the eurozone as a half-baked project in need of leadership As the clock has ticked down towards Brexit, the state of the UK has attracted even more attention than normal. Every scrap of official data and every survey of business opinion have been pored over by leavers and remainers alike. Much less attention, understandably enough, has been paid to what is happening in the rest of the European Union, where the recent news has been poor. The frustration of the leaders of the other 27 EU countries towards Theresa May is that Europe has plenty of issues that need addressing, with Brexit not even the most serious of them.
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STOCK WATCH: No dealing of top UK stocks in London under No Deal Brexit 24 Mar 7:03am STOCK WATCH: No dealing of top UK stocks in London under No Deal Brexit
EU banks and asset managers would have to trade shares of UK-based firms on Continental exchanges rather than in London if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
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Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote 24 Mar 5:48am Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote
The Virgin owner says the UK is close to 'disaster', and many leave voters had changed their minds.
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Advice for Brexit bosses who fear they ‘can’t get the staff’ 24 Mar 2:59am Advice for Brexit bosses who fear they ‘can’t get the staff’
Avoiding the B word, (no, not Barcelona) will be tricky at the British Chambers of Commerce conference this weekAs aficionados of 1970s situation comedy know well, Basil Fawlty did not support the UK’s entering the “continent”, but graciously pledged to make as good a stab at it as he could. “I didn’t vote for it myself, quite honestly, but now that we’re in I’m determined to make it work,” he told a family of unfortunate German visitors staying at his terrible Torquay hotel. That was just after a bump on the head was to have disastrous consequences, causing Fawlty to ignore his own advice and repeatedly
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May can’t shirk the blame for a Brexit crisis she created | William Keegan 24 Mar 2:59am May can’t shirk the blame for a Brexit crisis she created | William Keegan
Her attempt to frighten everyone by talking up no-deal amounts to almost criminal negligence with the economy‘People,” a civil servant friend of mine once observed, “are divided into two distinct groups: those who blame others, and those who blame themselves.” After her
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Brexit fears boost British tourism 22 Mar 6:14pm Brexit fears boost British tourism
Uncertainty over Brexit is prompting a surge in bookings for British holidays this year.
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Brexit: This is what business uncertainty looks like 22 Mar 3:26pm Brexit: This is what business uncertainty looks like
For many within British business, the path to Brexit has felt like a tortuous exercise.
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FTSE CLOSE: Shares down 2%, pound rebounds as EU sanctions Brexit delay 22 Mar 1:16pm FTSE CLOSE: Shares down 2%, pound rebounds as EU sanctions Brexit delay
The FTSE 100 closed down 2 per cent, or 147.72 points at 7,207.59 after a manufacturing data update set off some alarms bells in financial markets.
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FTSE 100 sees £37bn wiped off value as global markets plunge 22 Mar 1:05pm FTSE 100 sees £37bn wiped off value as global markets plunge
Global stock markets have plunged after latest economic data spurred renewed fears of an economic slowdown - while at the same time the pound rose sharply on latest Brexit developments.
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UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries 22 Mar 12:59pm UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries
Push to tie up rollover deals now covers about one third of UK’s £117bn annual trade The UK has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with a group of Caribbean countries including Jamaica and Barbados, as ministers scramble to sign as many agreements as possible before leaving the EU. The Department for International Trade said it had signed an economic partnership agreement with the Caribbean forum (Cariforum) of nations, helping to maintain the imports of good including bananas, rum and sugar to Britain.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound rebounds as EU sanctions Brexit delay 22 Mar 12:57pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound rebounds as EU sanctions Brexit delay
Shares are deep in the red in London and across the rest of Europe after a manufacturing data update set off some alarms bells in financial markets.
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Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal 22 Mar 12:18pm Updated Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal
From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?
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Pound strengthens on Brexit extension - business live 22 Mar 10:43am Updated Pound strengthens on Brexit extension - business live
The pound rises against the euro and the dollar after EU leaders give Theresa May a Brexit deadline extension
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Brexit delayed: UK gets two new deadlines after midnight talks 21 Mar 7:45pm Brexit delayed: UK gets two new deadlines after midnight talks
EU leaders have granted Theresa May's request to delay Brexit, giving the UK a two-tier extension.
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Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.75% as it waits for a decision on Brexit 21 Mar 5:51pm Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.75% as it waits for a decision on Brexit
Uncertainty over our departure from the EU is harming the economy, the Bank said, with businesses putting off investment. But it added that consumer spending is performing better.
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Hammond boosted by consumer spending and higher tax receipts 21 Mar 1:46pm Hammond boosted by consumer spending and higher tax receipts
Shoppers ‘ignore Brexit’, while record employment levels result in £1bn deficit cut Philip Hammond has received a twin boost after the latest official figures showed consumers ignoring the threat of a no-deal Brexit
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Hundreds of gagging orders imposed by govt in run-up to Brexit 21 Mar 1:03pm Hundreds of gagging orders imposed by govt in run-up to Brexit
Sky News can reveal that the government has taken out hundreds of gagging orders as part of its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
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