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Pounds hits two-month high amid hopes of a Brexit breakthrough 13 Sep 6:02pm Pounds hits two-month high amid hopes of a Brexit breakthrough
terling gained as much as 1.1pc against the dollar in morning trading to reach $1.2476. It also rose 1pc against the euro to €1.1262 as fears of a recession receded.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Asian dream for the London Stock Exchange takes a knock  13 Sep 5:58pm ALEX BRUMMER: Asian dream for the London Stock Exchange takes a knock 
Britain may look to Asia-Pacific for its future post-Brexit, but selling a central pillar of the City to an outpost of Beijing, under siege from demonstrators, is not the way to go.
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Brexit butchers profits at Peppa Pig distributor as sterling weakens against US dollar 13 Sep 5:58pm Brexit butchers profits at Peppa Pig distributor as sterling weakens against US dollar
The Character Group - which also distributes Doctor Who and Fireman Sam toys - warned profits will be between £11m and £11.5m for the year to August 31, below expectations.
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Spirits high for Wetherspoon customers as sales rise 13 Sep 10:02am Updated Spirits high for Wetherspoon customers as sales rise
Boss Tim Martin dismisses worst-case scenario document for no-deal Brexit as ‘bollocks’ The JD Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, said a rise in the pub chain’s sales showed that customers have not been put off by his
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13 Sep 7:19am Pound climbs to highest level since July
Sterling rises as traders believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit is receding.
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Fruit, vegetables and wine will be scarce and costly under no-deal Brexit, warn retailers 12 Sep 11:56am Fruit, vegetables and wine will be scarce and costly under no-deal Brexit, warn retailers
Weekly shop could be hit if chaos predicted in leaked government documents occurs
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Co-op boss warns of no-deal Brexit fresh food shortages and price hikes 12 Sep 5:29am Co-op boss warns of no-deal Brexit fresh food shortages and price hikes
Supermarket chain says it may have to fly in fruit as it books extra warehouse space to stockpile goods The boss of the
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12 Sep 5:09am Updated John Lewis in no-deal Brexit warning as it falls to a loss
The partnership is hit by "difficult" trading and says a no-deal Brexit would have a "significant" impact
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John Lewis warns of no-deal Brexit impact 12 Sep 2:48am John Lewis warns of no-deal Brexit impact
Retail chain says it would be unable to offset effects of no deal as it posts first-ever half-year loss
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John Lewis posts loss of £25.9m amid Brexit worry 12 Sep 2:25am John Lewis posts loss of £25.9m amid Brexit worry
John Lewis has posted losses of £25.9m for the first half of the year, blaming the shifting retail landscape and ongoing concerns over Brexit.
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Govt no deal documents warn of delays and electricity price rises 11 Sep 2:58pm Govt no deal documents warn of delays and electricity price rises
The government has released documents relating to its "Operation Yellowhammer" preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
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Sovereign bond yields rise as trade war and Brexit fears ease – business live 11 Sep 4:49am Updated Sovereign bond yields rise as trade war and Brexit fears ease – business live
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Apple to launch most expensive iPhone ever in UK next week 11 Sep 4:30am Apple to launch most expensive iPhone ever in UK next week
Brexit-battered pound means iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will cost £49 more than in US Apple is set to release the most expensive iPhone ever in the UK next week against the backdrop of a Brexit-battered pound, just two years after the company broke its own records with the iPhone X. The iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max,
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10 Sep 3:59pm Updated PSA boss compares no-deal Brexit to train crash
The company that owns Vauxhall says it will halt UK investment while the Brexit outcome remains uncertain.
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UK jobs creation slows as pay growth reaches 11-year high 10 Sep 1:18pm Updated UK jobs creation slows as pay growth reaches 11-year high
Hiring eases in three months to July, showing stress placed on economy by Brexit Pay growth for workers in Britain has accelerated at the fastest annual rate in more than a decade, despite cracks emerging in the jobs market as employers hold off against hiring new staff ahead of Brexit. Workers’ pay, including bonuses, picked up to 4% in the three months to July, compared with the same period a year earlier, marking the fastest average wage growth since mid-2008.
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BMW to close Oxford factory for two days as hard Brexit looms 10 Sep 7:01am BMW to close Oxford factory for two days as hard Brexit looms
Mini factory in Cowley to shut on 31 October as part of car firm’s preparations for no deal
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Duty-free purchases of cigarettes and alcohol to return under no-deal Brexit 9 Sep 7:01pm Duty-free purchases of cigarettes and alcohol to return under no-deal Brexit
Sajid Javid’s decision means travellers to and from the EU would see prices tumble The government will reintroduce duty-free purchases of cigarettes and alcohol with immediate effect if Britain leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October, the chancellor,
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9 Sep 6:03pm Updated Brexit: BMW could cut shifts at Mini plant in event of no-deal
Finance chief Nicolas Peter says output at the Oxford plant is likely to fall, affecting jobs.
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Brexit recession fears ease as UK returns to growth in July - business live 9 Sep 6:08am Updated Brexit recession fears ease as UK returns to growth in July - business live
UK economy didn’t post any growth in the last quarter, but GDP did pick up in July alone
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UK GDP report to show Brexit summer slowdown – business live 9 Sep 4:16am Updated UK GDP report to show Brexit summer slowdown – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news Earlier:
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From spending gold to using the right card: Eight ways to Brexit-proof travel money 9 Sep 4:03am Updated From spending gold to using the right card: Eight ways to Brexit-proof travel money
With political rows and the on-off threat of a no-deal Brexit, there's no guarantee what could happen to the pound between now and 31 October - or after that date.
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Economy back in growth though recession risk remains 9 Sep 4:02am Economy back in growth though recession risk remains
The UK economy recorded growth of 0.3% in July, boosting hopes a pre-Brexit recession can be avoided.
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Aim investors on target to pocket more than £1bn in dividends 9 Sep 2:44am Updated Aim investors on target to pocket more than £1bn in dividends
Concerns likely to be raised about shareholders getting funds that could be invested Dividends paid out to investors by small and medium-sized firms on the junior stock market jumped 24% to a new a record total of £633m in the first six months of 2019. According to the latest Alternative Investment Market (Aim) dividend monitor from Link Group, investors are on target to pocket well over £1bn from Aim-listed firms for a second year despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.
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KPMG predicts no-deal Brexit recession in 2020 8 Sep 7:01pm KPMG predicts no-deal Brexit recession in 2020
Accountancy giant forecasts GDP to shrink by 1.5% with business confidence badly dented Britain will plunge into its first recession in a decade should the government quit the European Union without a deal, according to the latest in
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8 Sep 5:58pm Updated Amber Rudd quits cabinet blaming Brexit inaction
Up to 90% of government effort is on no-deal, with no evidence of any formal negotiations to get an EU deal, she says.
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The Week in Business: Walmart Takes a Stand on Gun Control, and Brexit Goes Off the Rails 8 Sep 10:00am The Week in Business: Walmart Takes a Stand on Gun Control, and Brexit Goes Off the Rails
Plus, YouTube promises to stop collecting data from children, and Apple unveils new iPhones.
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The reality of no-deal Brexit can no longer be distorted | William Keegan 8 Sep 1:59am The reality of no-deal Brexit can no longer be distorted | William Keegan
‘Brussels’, Britain and Barnier have often been misrepresented – not least by our prime minister. Now the truth is coming outIt was characteristically shrewd of the European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, to place an assessment of the
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Protect your savings from Corbyn chaos...as well as Brexit and a worldwide downturn 7 Sep 5:46am Updated Protect your savings from Corbyn chaos...as well as Brexit and a worldwide downturn
Few savers would have spent New Year wondering how to invest their nest-eggs for the months ahead. It would have been a fruitless task anyway, since the year has been full of surprises.
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Why savings rates may be heading for zero – and what to do 7 Sep 3:30am Why savings rates may be heading for zero – and what to do
With Britain’s leading providers cutting interest rates, things are not looking good for savers Could the UK’s savings rates be heading towards the zero mark? As the Brexit chaos continued to unfold at Westminster, some of Britain’s leading savings providers were busy cutting their interest rates, dealing a fresh blow to millions of people.
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Wetherspoons slashes price of pint of beer in bid to demonstrate benefits of Brexit 6 Sep 4:57pm Wetherspoons slashes price of pint of beer in bid to demonstrate benefits of Brexit
The pub chain, run by Brexiteer Tim Martin, has cut the cost for a pint of Ruddles ale by an average of 20p across almost all of its 1,000 watering holes.
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Property market resilient despite Brexit uncertainty, says Halifax 6 Sep 8:53am Property market resilient despite Brexit uncertainty, says Halifax
Average house prices rise for second month in row but recent political upheaval may dent optimism
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Wetherspoons pledges cheaper booze as a post-Brexit tonic 6 Sep 7:38am Wetherspoons pledges cheaper booze as a post-Brexit tonic
Pub chain reduces price of UK-made beer and vows further cuts on lager, wine and cider … if import tariffs fall Wetherspoons’ boss Tim Martin has pledged to slash the price of lagers, spirits, wine and cider if the UK leaves the EU, after shaving 20p off a pint of ale to illustrate the Brexit
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Halifax: House prices hold steady despite Brexit turmoil 6 Sep 5:07am Halifax: House prices hold steady despite Brexit turmoil
Halifax said that the average UK house price rose 1.8 per cent in the year to August to reach £233,541, but this is £654 cheaper than the peak of £234,195 reached in February.
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UK cars need to display GB stickers when visiting Republic of Ireland after Brexit 6 Sep 4:28am Updated UK cars need to display GB stickers when visiting Republic of Ireland after Brexit
The requirement for the stickers is currently not strictly enforced, but will be a must following Brexit when the 'GB' letters on the blue background of a number plate will no longer suffice.
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Brexit could make pint sold in pubs cheaper - report 6 Sep 3:00am Brexit could make pint sold in pubs cheaper - report
Brexit opens the way for a major overhaul of the tax on booze which could help pubs and tackle problem drinking, according to a think tank.
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Sterling bounces back to five-week high as Brexit delay expected 5 Sep 1:20pm Sterling bounces back to five-week high as Brexit delay expected
The pound traded for $1.2353 and €1.1171, the highest levels since late July The pound hit its highest level in five weeks against the US dollar on Thursday as investors reacted to the diminishing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit following a string of government defeats. The pound reached $1.2353 on Thursday just before midday, its highest point since 29 July, in the wake of Wednesday’s vote in parliament to
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Pound hits five-week high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live 5 Sep 10:08am Updated Pound hits five-week high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live
Sterling is rallying as City investors anticipate a Brexit delay, and an election
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Pound surges to five-week high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live 5 Sep 7:06am Pound surges to five-week high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live
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Pound bursts back over $1.23 as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live 5 Sep 6:52am Updated Pound bursts back over $1.23 as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live
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Ministers plot moves to back post-Brexit lending 5 Sep 6:35am Ministers plot moves to back post-Brexit lending
Ministers are to establish a new business finance council to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the wake of complaints that the government has done too little to help them prepare for Brexit.
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Are people really mad to be stockpiling food in preparation for a No-Deal Brexit? 5 Sep 4:11am Updated Are people really mad to be stockpiling food in preparation for a No-Deal Brexit?
The bosses of our biggest supermarkets have risked customer backlash to argue that the country's highly efficient food supply chain would be compromised in the instance of a no deal.
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Bank of England revises impact of no-deal Brexit from 8% to 5% of GDP 4 Sep 1:52pm Bank of England revises impact of no-deal Brexit from 8% to 5% of GDP
Mark Carney says impact will be negative, but preparations are helping restore confidence
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Brexit: Sajid Javid unveils spending review as government reels from defeat in vote – live news 4 Sep 8:55am Updated Brexit: Sajid Javid unveils spending review as government reels from defeat in vote – live news
Prime minister threatens to seek snap general election after crucial vote passed on Tuesday in Commons
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Britain on track for Brexit-induced recession as companies struggle – business live 4 Sep 5:00am Updated Britain on track for Brexit-induced recession as companies struggle – business live
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Funds to invest long-term and why buying British could pay off 4 Sep 4:51am Updated Funds to invest long-term and why buying British could pay off
Investors can do nothing to affect the outcomes of things like Brexit. Instead, experts say savers should look beyond Brexit, and make long-term investment decisions to achieve stable returns.
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Pound strengthens and markets rally as no-deal Brexit fears ease - business live 4 Sep 4:34am Updated Pound strengthens and markets rally as no-deal Brexit fears ease - business live
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3 Sep 7:03pm Lego working with shops to avoid Brexit disruption
Boss Niels Christiansen says the toymaker will ensure UK retailers have the stock they need for Christmas.
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Chancellor to pledge extra £2bn for key Brexit projects 3 Sep 6:56pm Chancellor to pledge extra £2bn for key Brexit projects
The chancellor is set to announce an additional £2bn of Brexit funding for Government departments when he sets out public spending and investment plans later.
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MARKET REPORT: Easyjet shares sent into a tailspin by Brexit gloom 3 Sep 6:22pm MARKET REPORT: Easyjet shares sent into a tailspin by Brexit gloom
In the wake of a flurry of takeover offers for British companies, analysts are keen to pinpoint the next target.
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No-deal Brexit would harm UK, warn leading world business federations 3 Sep 2:18pm No-deal Brexit would harm UK, warn leading world business federations
Open letter from group representing 4m western firms outlines ‘grave concerns’ A group of the world’s leading business organisations, including from the US, Japan and Australia, have warned the UK that a no-deal
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3 Sep 1:27pm Updated Pound volatile in further Brexit turmoil
Sterling edges above $1.20 and €1.10 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses his Commons majority.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound slides under $1.20 as MPs resume attempts to block no-deal Brexit 3 Sep 1:21pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound slides under $1.20 as MPs resume attempts to block no-deal Brexit
The FTSE 100 closed down 13.75 points at 7268.19 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar - after slipping below $1.20 earlier in the day.
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UK construction reports biggest fall in new work since 2009 3 Sep 12:53pm Updated UK construction reports biggest fall in new work since 2009
Builders say Brexit uncertainty has made clients cut budgets, especially in commercial sector Britain’s building industry has been hit by the biggest fall in new work in more than a decade last month as Brexit uncertainty gripped construction firms before the deadline on 31 October. New orders contracted for a fifth month in August with commercial construction, which includes offices and shops, leading the decline as competition for work intensified and property developers delayed decision-making.
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Pound plunges below $1.20 as snap election speculation swirls - business live 3 Sep 10:45am Updated Pound plunges below $1.20 as snap election speculation swirls - business live
Sterling has hit its lowest point since October 2016 flash crash, amid fears of a no-deal Brexit next month
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3 Sep 10:36am Updated Pound hits three-year dollar low in Brexit turmoil
Sterling drops below $1.20 and €1.10 as the House of Commons prepares for a new bid to delay Brexit.
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Best mortgage rates: Compare fixed rate and tracker rate mortgage deals 3 Sep 9:41am Updated Best mortgage rates: Compare fixed rate and tracker rate mortgage deals
Mortgage rates may be cheap but Brexit uncertainty is back, and data indicates that it's having a big effect on the types of deal borrowers are going for.
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How do you protect your investments ahead of a no-deal Brexit? 3 Sep 9:12am Updated How do you protect your investments ahead of a no-deal Brexit?
A plummeting pound, volatile bond and stock markets, a superpower trade war, a looming global recession, and political turmoil over Brexit - it's only human to be rattled in the face of all that.
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How to protect your finances against a no-deal Brexit 3 Sep 8:24am Updated How to protect your finances against a no-deal Brexit
While Britons would like to see Brexit done and regard the threat of no-deal as a legitimate bargaining position, they worry about what it actually happening would mean for their wealth.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound slides under $1.20 as MPs resume attempts to block Brexit 3 Sep 7:19am Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound slides under $1.20 as MPs resume attempts to block Brexit
The pound has slipped under $1.20 as MPs launch their latest effort to block Brexit in Parliament. In company news, Lloyds has reached an agreement to buy Tesco's  mortgage book
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For Europe, the Threat of a No-Deal Brexit Comes at a Bad Time 3 Sep 6:40am Updated For Europe, the Threat of a No-Deal Brexit Comes at a Bad Time
With the German and Italian economies in trouble, a so-called “hard Brexit” could tip the entire continent toward a recession.
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One in six families is stockpiling food for Brexit with young people much more worried than the old 3 Sep 5:44am Updated One in six families is stockpiling food for Brexit with young people much more worried than the old
The British Retail Consortium has warned there will be shortages of fresh food. A quarter of 18-34 year olds are taking precautions to avoid going hungry, according to Barclaycard.
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No-deal Brexit commitment to uprate UK expat state pensions to 2023 3 Sep 5:28am Updated No-deal Brexit commitment to uprate UK expat state pensions to 2023
Britons who have retired to EU countries such as Spain and France have been handed a temporary state pension boost by the Government, but not the long-term reassurance they crave.
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3 Sep 3:58am Pound at three-year dollar low amid Brexit turmoil
Sterling drops below $1.20 and €1.10 as the House of Commons prepares for a new bid to delay Brexit.
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3 Sep 3:40am Updated Pound falls further as political showdown looms
Sterling drops below $1.20 and €1.10 as the House of Commons prepares for a new bid to delay Brexit.
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Homebuyers face negative equity if a no-deal Brexit hits 2 Sep 4:38pm Updated Homebuyers face negative equity if a no-deal Brexit hits
If a Brexit deal is reached before 31 October, KPMG predicts average house prices will stabilise this year and rise by 1.3 per cent in 2020.
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SMEs unprepared for no-deal Brexit, bankers tell Javid 2 Sep 1:49pm SMEs unprepared for no-deal Brexit, bankers tell Javid
Britain's army of small businesses remain largely unprepared for a no-deal Brexit, some of the financial services industry's top bosses warned the chancellor on Monday.
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UK factory output dives to seven-year low as Brexit fears rise 2 Sep 12:26pm UK factory output dives to seven-year low as Brexit fears rise
Survey finds EU-based firms shunning UK manufacturers as risk of no deal mounts UK manufacturers have recorded the sharpest drop in factory output for seven years as mounting concerns over a no-deal Brexit and the slowing global economy hit orders across the country. The monthly snapshot from
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2 Sep 11:48am Pound sinks after general election speculation
Reports of a possible snap general election and a push for a Brexit extension weigh on sterling.
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Brexit weighs on UK manufacturing as output plunges to seven-year low 2 Sep 11:20am Brexit weighs on UK manufacturing as output plunges to seven-year low
The 'simply shocking' manufacturing PMI came in at 47.4 in August, down from a reading of 48 in July and below analyst expectations.
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End to Brexit chaos cannot come too soon for factories | Larry Elliott 2 Sep 10:44am End to Brexit chaos cannot come too soon for factories | Larry Elliott
The US-China trade war is also having an impact on manufacturing worldwide The shockingly bad
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UK factories suffer worst slump since 2012 amid Brexit crisis – as it happened 2 Sep 9:47am UK factories suffer worst slump since 2012 amid Brexit crisis – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as British manufacturers suffer falling orders
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UK factories suffer worst slump since 2012 amid Brexit crisis – business live 2 Sep 9:11am Updated UK factories suffer worst slump since 2012 amid Brexit crisis – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as British manufacturers suffer falling orders
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House prices could nosedive after no-deal Brexit, says KPMG 1 Sep 7:01pm House prices could nosedive after no-deal Brexit, says KPMG
Analysis by accountancy firm suggests nationwide decline of about 6% in 2020 UK house prices could crash by as much as a fifth if Boris Johnson pursues a no-deal Brexit, and the biggest falls would be in London and Northern Ireland, a leading accountancy firm has said. Reflecting the potentially vulnerable state of the property market as Brexit looms, KPMG said house prices would fall by between 5.4% and 7.5% across different regions next year if a new agreement with Brussels was not in place by 31 October.
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No-deal Brexit could bring Dover chaos, govt papers claim 1 Sep 5:00pm No-deal Brexit could bring Dover chaos, govt papers claim
Vehicles could face a two-day delay at Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to government documents seen by Sky News.
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Government branded immoral over pensions of UK citizens in EU 1 Sep 3:38pm Government branded immoral over pensions of UK citizens in EU
Failure to guarantee link to state pension increases for life condemned by campaigners The government will not give a lifetime guarantee to index-link the pensions of British nationals who have retired in the EU if there is a no-deal Brexit, a decision that has been described as “immoral” by campaigners. The government currently continually increases the payout of the basic state pension by either 2.5%, average wage growth or by the consumer price index, whichever is higher, on a reciprocal basis under EU regulations, a practice known as uprating.
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UK energy price fears as electricity imports climb to record high 1 Sep 1:57pm UK energy price fears as electricity imports climb to record high
Reliance on European power would bring extra costs after no-deal Brexit, say experts The UK’s reliance on electricity imports has climbed to a record high amid fears that homes and businesses could face higher energy bills if the UK crashes out of Europe. The latest government figures, released just weeks before Britain’s exit from the EU, show that the UK’s net electricity imports reached their highest ever level in the first quarter of this year.
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The Week in Business: A Breakthrough Ruling on Opioids 1 Sep 10:40am Updated The Week in Business: A Breakthrough Ruling on Opioids
The U.K. is convulsing over Boris Johnson's Brexit maneuver, and Wall Street will be squinting at two start-ups' unprofitable business models.
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Javid greets big moment with more splash-the-cash short-termism 1 Sep 9:29am Javid greets big moment with more splash-the-cash short-termism
An end to austerity beckons, but the threat of recession resulting from a no-deal Brexit makes the chancellor’s strategy risky As
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Are 15-year fixed-rate mortgages a price worth paying for security? 1 Sep 2:00am Are 15-year fixed-rate mortgages a price worth paying for security?
They last appeared during the financial crisis and as turbulence again looms, they’re backWith the value of sterling a fraction of what it was three years ago, the threat of post-Brexit food shortages and the prospect of a recession looming, British households could be forgiven for seeking some sense of calm and consistency in their finances. For many, that may come in the form of knowing how much they will have to pay to keep a roof over their head, no matter what happens to interest rates in any future turbulence.
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FTSE exit beckons for M&S as retail sector readies for Brexit 1 Sep 1:59am FTSE exit beckons for M&S as retail sector readies for Brexit
The high street stalwart prepares to leave the index for first time in 35 years, while UK shoppers get no-deal jittersMarks & Spencer will almost certainly drop out of the FTSE 100 this week, ending the retailer’s non-stop presence since the index of leading shares was launched 35 years ago. In a sign of the times, the 135-year-old mainstay of the British high street is likely to be replaced by
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Britain’s carmakers need parts, not patriotism. Brexit looks grim for them 1 Sep 1:59am Britain’s carmakers need parts, not patriotism. Brexit looks grim for them
As the prospect of no deal looms, even the promises of aid offered by the May government seem a distant memory When the prime minister sweeps in and out of Downing Street in his chauffeur-driven Jaguar XJ Sentinel limousine, it is meant to deliver a powerful symbol: sleek elegance and bulletproof British power. Designed in Britain, made in Britain. Under the bonnet, though, it is an Indian-owned conglomerate, Tata, providing the financial firepower. And that is a story repeated across the “British” car industry: Bentley and Mini are owned by German giants; Vauxhall is owned by France’s PSA; Aston Martin is still controlled by Italian and Kuwaiti investors. It may be draped in the union jack, but Britain’s car industry (like much of its economy) is
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Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman 31 Aug 12:00pm Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman
As countries turn inwards, ideas such as a cryptocurrency to reduce global dependence on the dollar are being lostUnless Britain leaves the European Union’s single market and customs union, the Brexit party will cry foul. As long as the Brexit party exists, the Tory vote will be forever divided. That is the driving force behind the Conservative party’s policymaking. Even the gift of a peerage is unlikely to deter Nigel Farage from his mission to push the UK out of all the EU’s major institutions, leaving the Tories on a single track to no deal. Given that parliament will not vote for a form of Brexit that would involve a border between the north and south in the island of Ireland, we have come to see that there cannot be a deal.
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Spending Review 2019: What will be in the pre-Brexit giveaway? 31 Aug 10:23am Updated Spending Review 2019: What will be in the pre-Brexit giveaway?
There will be some choice goodies for voters in next Wednesday's spending round. Boris Johnson's announcements to date suggest he is in a generous mood on popular public services.
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Barratt Developments has seen its shares rise in the past year 31 Aug 5:38am Barratt Developments has seen its shares rise in the past year
Many housebuilders have seen their value drop because of worries about Brexit, the economy and rising costs. But Barratt's shares have surged by 19.8 per cent.
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Barratt Developments has seen shares rise in past year 30 Aug 4:51pm Barratt Developments has seen shares rise in past year
Many housebuilders have seen their value drop because of worries about Brexit, the economy and rising costs. But Barratt's shares have surged by 19.8 per cent.
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Brexit jitters grind UK housing market to a halt in August 30 Aug 1:08pm Brexit jitters grind UK housing market to a halt in August
Average house price dips to £216,096, says Nationwide, as buyer activity stalls Brexit uncertainty is still weighing heavily on the UK housing market, which ground to a halt in August,and could take a heavier toll in the coming months, analysts warned. Nationwide building society reported that house prices were flat in August as political and economic turbulence continued to take their toll.
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UK falls to bottom of G7 growth league in second quarter 30 Aug 12:38pm UK falls to bottom of G7 growth league in second quarter
British economy contracted by 0.2% as Brexit uncertainty caused erratic activity The UK has fallen to the bottom of the G7 growth league table after Brexit uncertainty held the economy back in the spring. Every other advanced economy performed better than Britain in the second quarter of 2019, a ranking confirmed on Friday when Canada was the last of the seven to report GDP figures for the period between April and June.
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Toyota to pause car production on Brexit day over disruption fears 30 Aug 9:25am Toyota to pause car production on Brexit day over disruption fears
Toyota plans to pause production at its UK factory the day after Brexit in case of any disruption to deliveries of parts.
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Households growing more fearful about personal finances and the economy, survey finds 30 Aug 5:45am Households growing more fearful about personal finances and the economy, survey finds
According to GfK's long-running index, overall consumer confidence slid three points to minus 14 in August amid 'pre-Brexit nerves',
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UK housing market subdued as Brexit hits confidence – business live 30 Aug 4:13am Updated UK housing market subdued as Brexit hits confidence – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Brexit is damaging business confidence, say leading UK firms 29 Aug 7:00pm Updated Brexit is damaging business confidence, say leading UK firms
Micro Focus and Hays among companies warning of slower trading as confidence falls Clear signs that Brexit concerns are starting to bite emerged as businesses flagged a freeze on spending and delays in hiring workers as confidence plunges over the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal. Two major UK companies said economic uncertainty was prompting business customers to sit on their cash instead of making investments to support growth and jobs.
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Businesses are singing the Brexit blues  29 Aug 5:15pm RUTH SUNDERLAND: Businesses are singing the Brexit blues 
Back in those long ago, barely remembered days before the referendum, companies used to blame the weather if their profits dropped. Now they blame Brexit.
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Toyota plans post-Brexit pause at Burnaston factory 29 Aug 1:16pm Toyota plans post-Brexit pause at Burnaston factory
Staff at Derbyshire plant will not work on 1 November amid fears of no-deal disruption Toyota is planning to halt production at its factory in Burnaston on 1 November in anticipation of possible disruption to deliveries of parts, amid growing concern among manufacturers that the UK is heading for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Staff at the Derbyshire plant will not work on Friday 1 November and will return on the following Monday. The Japanese carmaker does not plan to reduce volume and staff will have to work the hours lost to the production pause at a later point.
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UK consumers have resisted Brexit doom and gloom – until now 29 Aug 1:07pm UK consumers have resisted Brexit doom and gloom – until now
Concerns about the state of the nation may start to outweigh the public’s personal feelgood factor Britain’s consumers have largely been deaf to the warnings of impending economic disaster that have rained down thick and fast ever since the EU referendum in June 2016. The public’s appetite to spend has
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Amigo shares plummet as regulatory crackdown looms 29 Aug 12:41pm Amigo shares plummet as regulatory crackdown looms
Loans specialist expects no growth after taking more ‘conservative view’ on lending Shares in the loans group Amigo plunged more than 50% after it warned growth would would come to a halt due to a looming crackdown by regulators and the rising risk of an economic downturn sparked by a no-deal Brexit. Amigo specialises in guarantor loans, which use friends and family to guarantee repayments on loans to people who might otherwise struggle to borrow. The lender said it now expected no growth in its loan book as it adopted a “more conservative view” on lending.
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Trade war fears and Brexit crisis keep markets on edge - business live 29 Aug 4:10am Updated Trade war fears and Brexit crisis keep markets on edge - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Treasury secretary Stephen Mnuchin plays down hopes of a breakthrough with Beijing
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British car industry suffers worst period of decline since 2001 28 Aug 7:01pm British car industry suffers worst period of decline since 2001
Carmakers’ trade body has ‘serious concern’ over fall in production for last 14 months The British car industry has witnessed its worst period of decline since 2001, as rising global trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty combine to provide a dire operating environment for manufacturers. UK car production was down more than 10% year on year in July and has now fallen for 14 consecutive months, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The decline is now longer than the 13-month downturn between October 2008 and October 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis.
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Brand Britain being dented by Brexit turmoil 28 Aug 5:00pm RUTH SUNDERLAND: Brand Britain being dented by Brexit turmoil
If the 'do or die' approach does result in No Deal, virtually everyone agrees it will hurt the economy. The only question is how long-lasting and deep the harm will be.
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28 Aug 1:10pm Pound volatile as Parliament to be suspended in September
Sterling gyrates against the dollar and euro after a move that may lead to a no-deal Brexit.
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Sterling slides as parliamentary suspension fuels no-deal Brexit fears - as it happened 28 Aug 12:04pm Sterling slides as parliamentary suspension fuels no-deal Brexit fears - as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a no-deal Brexit hit the pound
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Sterling slides as parliamentary suspension fuels no-deal Brexit fears - business live 28 Aug 11:23am Updated Sterling slides as parliamentary suspension fuels no-deal Brexit fears - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a no-deal Brexit hit the pound
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28 Aug 10:17am Pound falls as Parliament to be suspended in September
Sterling loses ground against the dollar and euro after a move that may lead to a no-deal Brexit.
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Sterling slides as UK government seeks parliamentary suspension - business live 28 Aug 9:58am Updated Sterling slides as UK government seeks parliamentary suspension - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a no-deal Brexit hit the pound
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28 Aug 9:54am Updated Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament
Sterling loses ground against the dollar and euro after a move that may lead to a no-deal Brexit.
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Recession fears swirl as US yield curve inverts and Brexit looms - business live 28 Aug 3:52am Updated Recession fears swirl as US yield curve inverts and Brexit looms - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Recession looms for Britain – two experts on the economic outlook 28 Aug 2:00am Recession looms for Britain – two experts on the economic outlook
Recent indicators mostly make grim reading while Brexit uncertainty drags on
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How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? August verdict 28 Aug 2:00am How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? August verdict
Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and trade
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Chancellor cancels first major finances speech 27 Aug 10:27am Chancellor cancels first major finances speech
The chancellor's post-Brexit spending announcement has been brought forward to "early September", the Treasury has said.
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Mortgage approvals highest for a decade ahead of Brexit 27 Aug 6:00am Mortgage approvals highest for a decade ahead of Brexit
Mortgage approvals have risen to the highest monthly level in more than decade as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.
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Business will not forgive or forget the great Brexit betrayal of trust | Polly Toynbee 27 Aug 1:00am Business will not forgive or forget the great Brexit betrayal of trust | Polly Toynbee
Across the country, directors of companies are trying to explain the realities of no deal to ministers. But nobody is listening We’ll
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Aircraft production down 24% globally after Boeing 737 Max crashes 25 Aug 7:01pm Aircraft production down 24% globally after Boeing 737 Max crashes
Aerospace lobby group slashes 2019 deliveries forecast and says prospect of no-deal Brexit making things worse Global aircraft production has fallen by a quarter after the grounding of
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Never Mind Brexit. Peppa Pig and British Pubs Are Attracting Buyers. 25 Aug 11:30am Updated Never Mind Brexit. Peppa Pig and British Pubs Are Attracting Buyers.
As the British economy contracts, overseas businesses and investors are still looking to make deals.
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Boris Johnson: no deal would mean UK did not owe Brexit divorce bill 25 Aug 7:58am Boris Johnson: no deal would mean UK did not owe Brexit divorce bill
PM says keeping £39bn is not threat but ‘reality’ before meeting with Donald Tusk Boris Johnson has said the £39bn Brexit divorce bill would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels in full in the event of no deal, insisting: “It’s not a threat. It’s a reality.” Speaking to broadcasters as he prepared to meet the European council president, Donald Tusk, at the G7 summit in Biarritz, Johnson said: “If we come out without an agreement it is certainly true that the £39bn is no longer, strictly speaking, owed.”
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Is a global recession coming? Here are seven warning signs 25 Aug 7:00am Is a global recession coming? Here are seven warning signs
The US-China trade war, jitters in Germany and Brexit uncertainty point to a slump
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French bakery chain Paul has started stockpiling food from France ahead of potential no deal Brexit 25 Aug 4:21am French bakery chain Paul has started stockpiling food from France ahead of potential no deal Brexit
Directors of Paul UK, which has more than 30 cafes, said: 'The potential No Deal Brexit represents a significant risk for the company.
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We must not switch off from the grim truth about Brexit | William Keegan 25 Aug 2:00am We must not switch off from the grim truth about Brexit | William Keegan
The health of the nation depends on not acquiescing in the folly of no deal, however tempting it may be to retreat I have a message for the many people I encounter who have given up reading anything about Brexit: I feel your pain! I sympathise with those who say: “I am fed up; why don’t they just get on with it?” Unfortunately, they could not be more mistaken. “Getting on with it” would be – well, allow me to quote a recent leading article in my journalistic alma mater, the normally restrained
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Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation | Yvonne Roberts 25 Aug 12:59am Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation | Yvonne Roberts
We should heed the Women’s Budget Group if we want a better economic future Keep the home fires burning! After the apocalyptic vision of post-Brexit Britain revealed last week in the leak of Operation Yellowhammer, we learn that the
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Prime minister to challenge Trump: ‘Drop barriers to UK exports’ 24 Aug 5:30pm Prime minister to challenge Trump: ‘Drop barriers to UK exports’
As the two meet for first time since Johnson’s election, PM lists British products facing US ‘bureaucratic obstacles’ Boris Johnson will challenge Donald Trump to throw open US markets to British exporters after Brexit, when the two men sit down together on Sunday for their first face-to-face meeting since Johnson became prime minister. Speaking to reporters en route to the G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz, Johnson listed a string of British products, from cars to cauliflowers and pork pies to rulers, which he claimed faced unnecessary export barriers in the US.
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The end of a scandal: banks near a final release from their PPI liabilities 24 Aug 11:00am Updated The end of a scandal: banks near a final release from their PPI liabilities
As the deadline approaches, the loss of payouts will have a big impact on the claims industry – and, some fear, the economyIt’s a date that some in Britain have been dreading, but that for others can’t come too soon. No, not 31 October, the Brexit date, but 29 August – the final deadline for complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI).
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Spain tops favourite destination list for people dreaming of a retirement abroad 24 Aug 3:54am Spain tops favourite destination list for people dreaming of a retirement abroad
Nearly half of would-be expats said Brexit was making them reconsider when polled two weeks ago. That is compared to three quarters having having second thoughts in summer 2016.
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The Guardian view on the global economy: opportunities wasted | Editorial 23 Aug 1:30pm The Guardian view on the global economy: opportunities wasted | Editorial
The G7 summit in Biarritz this weekend will fail to rise to any of its urgent challengesRarely has there been more need of collective action on the world’s problems than at the G7 summit hosted by Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz this weekend. Rarely have the chances of success appeared so miserably low. The G7 is supposed to be the forum where the west’s leading nations get to grips with thorny economic and political issues, and even though life has moved on since a previous French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, hosted the first get-together at Rambouillet in 1975, there is plenty to talk about. Three subjects scream out for attention: protectionism, Brexit and the climate emergency. As in the mid-1970s, the global economy is not in good shape. Growth is slowing and there is a hint of recession in the air. In two G7 members –
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Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One in £3.3bn deal 23 Aug 3:31am Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One in £3.3bn deal
UK-listed firm is latest one to be targeted by a foreign buyer amid no-deal Brexit fears Hasbro, the US toymaker behind My Little Pony and Play-Doh, has snapped up the Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One in a £3.3bn takeover. The deal, which sent Entertainment One’s share price soaring by 30% in early trading on Friday, marks the latest UK-listed company to be targeted by a foreign buyer since the dramatic weakening of the pound over fears of a no-deal Brexit.
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22 Aug 12:57pm Brexit: Northern Ireland farmers warn of no deal risks
Some food producers say a no-deal Brexit could put them out of business within three days.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound spikes after Brexit talks; Laura Ashley slumps into the red 22 Aug 12:32pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound spikes after Brexit talks; Laura Ashley slumps into the red
The FTSE 100 closed down 75.79 points at 7128.18 and the pound was at $1.23 against the dollar.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound unmoved by Merkel Brexit talks; Laura Ashley slumps into the red 22 Aug 9:32am Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound unmoved by Merkel Brexit talks; Laura Ashley slumps into the red
Despite the Prime Minister making seeming progress in Brexit talks with Angela Merkel last night, sterling remains in the red with £1 buying $1.2122 or €1.0940 in early trading on Thursday.
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Food for thought: Mecca Bingo owner plans no-deal Brexit menu 22 Aug 8:35am Updated Food for thought: Mecca Bingo owner plans no-deal Brexit menu
Rank will not need to rely on foodstuffs coming through ports if there is disruption The gambling group Rank has drawn up an emergency “Brexit menu” for its Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino chains, which it will roll out if food and drink supplies are disrupted in a no-deal departure from the European Union. “Our Brexit menu doesn’t rely on foodstuffs coming through ports from the continent, said John O’Reilly, the chief executive of Rank, which operates about 150 casinos and Mecca Bingo outlets.
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Laura Ashley profits slump after fall in home furnishing sales 22 Aug 8:16am Laura Ashley profits slump after fall in home furnishing sales
Retailer blames £14m loss on lack of consumer confidence around Brexit
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21 Aug 10:53pm UK and South Korea to sign "continuity" trade agreement
The agreement seeks to maintain existing trade arrangements between the countries post-Brexit.
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London squares up to New York for £1.3 trillion Aramco listing 21 Aug 6:12pm London squares up to New York for £1.3 trillion Aramco listing
Winning the business would be seen as a huge coup for Brexit Britain, and Treasury ministers are believed to be preparing a new action plan to woo Aramco chiefs in Riyadh.
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21 Aug 11:14am Government to review tax plan for fuel imports
The plan to remove tariffs on fuel imports after Brexit could make some UK refineries 'uneconomical'.
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Government forced to auto-enrol nearly 90,000 businesses in customs ID scheme ahead of Brexit 21 Aug 7:14am Government forced to auto-enrol nearly 90,000 businesses in customs ID scheme ahead of Brexit
New Chancellor Sajid Javid has warned that there is 'no time to delay' as the Government ramps up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
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Worse than expected public finances deliver headache for new chancellor 21 Aug 5:54am Worse than expected public finances deliver headache for new chancellor
Britain posted a much smaller than expected budget surplus last month delivering a headache for new chancellor Sajid Javid as the government promises to boost spending ahead of Brexit.
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Morrisons at risk after fall in pound leaves supermarket vulnerable 21 Aug 2:18am Morrisons at risk after fall in pound leaves supermarket vulnerable
The supermarket chain, led by chief executive David Potts, is a leading candidate to fall to overseas buyers in a dealmaking frenzy driven by a drop in sterling due to jitters over Brexit.
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20 Aug 7:11pm Government automatically enrols firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Business groups urged the government to act after many firms failed to get a customs number.
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Customs passes to be allocated as part of no-deal Brexit planning 20 Aug 1:41pm Customs passes to be allocated as part of no-deal Brexit planning
Without pass, exporter’s goods could be held up at UK ports and airports after 31 October The government will allocate customs passes to thousands of businesses over the next two weeks to prevent goods being held up at the UK border
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UK factories suffer from Brexit and trade war tensions - business live 20 Aug 9:05am Updated UK factories suffer from Brexit and trade war tensions - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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19 Aug 1:02pm School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit
Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.
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UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears 19 Aug 11:57am UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears
Purchases on holidays and cars fall, with consumer confidence at lowest ebb in three months UK households have cut back on big purchases such as holidays as fears of a possible recession continue to loom, a survey suggests. Confidence among UK households has fallen to its lowest in three months, according to the latest IHS Markit household finance index, dropping to 43.7 in August from 44.3 the previous month.
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Lidl: Suppliers will pay no-deal Brexit tariffs 19 Aug 6:09am Lidl: Suppliers will pay no-deal Brexit tariffs
Lidl's Irish business has said that British suppliers will be responsible for additional tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Property sales rise after Brexit uncertainty lows 19 Aug 2:35am Property sales rise after Brexit uncertainty lows
Property sales have started to rise after Brexit uncertainty had left transaction levels at multi-year lows, according to a property portal.
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Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree 18 Aug 7:01pm Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree
Buyers looking to complete deals before 31 October, says property site Rightmove British house hunters have launched a surprise August buying spree before the scheduled
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UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - report 17 Aug 10:35pm UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - report
A no-deal Brexit could lead to shortages of food, fuel and medicine, as well as a hard border on the island of Ireland, according to leaked official government documents published in the Sunday Times.
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A trade deal with Trump will change Britain for the worse 17 Aug 12:00pm A trade deal with Trump will change Britain for the worse
The EU has opposed brutal animal welfare and rampant tech monopolies. Post-Brexit Britain will be exposed to both
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Homeowners rush to remortgage before Brexit but new buyers hold back amid political turmoil 15 Aug 5:20pm Homeowners rush to remortgage before Brexit but new buyers hold back amid political turmoil
Homeowners seized on ultra-low interest rates to remortgage in June, while buyers held back amid political turmoil.
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Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on among shoppers | Larry Elliott 15 Aug 8:55am Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on among shoppers | Larry Elliott
Consumers are not fretting about Brexit but you can understand why retailers are uneasy over 31 October Viv Nicholson, those with long enough memories may recall, won what was then a small fortune on the football pools in 1961. Asked what she was going to do with the money, she replied: “Spend, spend, spend.” Which she duly did until there was nothing left. The latest
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Asda sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits shoppers 15 Aug 8:41am Asda sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits shoppers
Asda said Brexit uncertainty was hurting its customers as it reported a fall in sales for the first half of the year.
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Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on in high street | Larry Elliott 15 Aug 8:39am Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on in high street | Larry Elliott
Consumers are not fretting about Brexit but you can understand why retailers are uneasy over 31 October Viv Nicholson, those with long enough memories may recall, won what was then a small fortune on the football pools in 1961. Asked what she was going to do with the money, she replied: “Spend, spend, spend.” Which she duly did until there was nothing left. The latest
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Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day boost UK retail sales 15 Aug 6:40am Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day boost UK retail sales
Small rise confounds City forecasts as even troubled department stores record increase Online spending boosted UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears. The quantity of goods bought rose 0.2% in July, boosted by the annual Amazon Prime Day,
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Economic red flags point to Brexit rates dilemma for the Bank of England, says EMILY HARDY 14 Aug 12:16pm Updated Economic red flags point to Brexit rates dilemma for the Bank of England, says EMILY HARDY
UK bond yields - which are an indicator how much confidence there is in the future of the economy - have inverted for the first time since the financial crash.
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House prices in south of England fall for first time since 2009 14 Aug 7:27am House prices in south of England fall for first time since 2009
Brexit uncertainty takes toll but prices climb slowly in east Midlands and east of England House prices have fallen across the south of England for the first time since the last recession in 2009, as Brexit uncertainty holds down the property market. In a sign that falling prices in London are spreading to other regions as the departure date from the EU draws near, the
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UK wages rise at fastest rate for a decade despite Brexit risks 13 Aug 6:25am UK wages rise at fastest rate for a decade despite Brexit risks
British workers’ pay rose 3.9% over last three months in sharp contrast to slowing economy British workers’ basic pay is growing at the fastest rate for more than a decade despite mounting risks to the economy as
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Employment hits record high of 32.81million and average pay is also UP in a pre-Brexit boost 13 Aug 5:54am Employment hits record high of 32.81million and average pay is also UP in a pre-Brexit boost
The number of people in employment rose by 115,000 to 32.81 million in the three months to June, reaching a new high for people in work, the ONS said. But unemployment also rose by 31,000.
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Brexit and Boeing 737 Max dent Tui profits 13 Aug 5:45am Brexit and Boeing 737 Max dent Tui profits
Quarterly profit fall of 46% blamed on grounded 737 Max jets and more holidaymakers shunning Spain The travel firm Tui has reported a 46% drop in quarterly profits after a dip in bookings after last year’s heatwave and ongoing Brexit uncertainty, while also being hit by hefty costs over the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Tui had already
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Brexit and Boeing dent Tui profits 13 Aug 5:06am Brexit and Boeing dent Tui profits
Quarterly profit fall of 46% blamed on grounded 737 Max jets and more holidaymakers shunning Spain The travel firm Tui has reported a 46% drop in quarterly profits after a dip in bookings following last year’s heatwave and ongoing Brexit uncertainty, while also being hit by hefty costs over the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Tui had already
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13 Aug 1:05am Next boss: The UK is a long way from gridlock and chaos
Government contingency planning means the UK is becoming prepared for a no-deal Brexit, says Lord Wolfson.
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Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth | Polly Toynbee 13 Aug 1:00am Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth | Polly Toynbee
While businesses struggle with the red tape of no-deal planning, ministers are busy with commemorative coins Britain is battle-ready for no-deal Brexit, that’s the message. Downing Street gave every department 72 hours last week to present watertight crash-out plans and woe betide any whose ideas blow up later, Dominic Cummings menaced. “Task and finish units” will stress-test each one: tremble at the military-style management speak. In case anyone dares express a doubt that the nation is 100% ready, a rapid rebuttal unit was launched yesterday by Michael Gove to kill off any “media myths and half-truths”,
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US offers UK sector by sector trade deals post-Brexit - Bolton 12 Aug 4:42pm US offers UK sector by sector trade deals post-Brexit - Bolton
America is "ready to negotiate" a sector by sector trade deal with the UK in order to get an agreement as soon as Britain has left the European Union, US national security adviser John Bolton has said.
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The Pound hits lowest level against euro in decade amid No Deal Brexit warning 12 Aug 7:47am Updated The Pound hits lowest level against euro in decade amid No Deal Brexit warning
The pound tanked overnight leaving the single currency worth 93.23 pence, its highest value since October 2009, when Europe was in the grip of the economic crisis.
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Sterling hits lowest level against euro in decade amid No Deal Brexit warning 12 Aug 6:12am Updated Sterling hits lowest level against euro in decade amid No Deal Brexit warning
The pound tanked overnight leaving the single currency worth 93.23 pence, its highest value since October 2009, when Europe was in the grip of the economic crisis.
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SALLY HAMILTON: How to keep your nest egg safe in the storm  11 Aug 7:58am Updated SALLY HAMILTON: How to keep your nest egg safe in the storm 
With US-China trade wars raging and the prospect of a No Deal Brexit brewing, one thing is certain - the investment seas are going to be choppy in the months ahead.
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Industrial exports are the engine of developed economies. Ours has stalled 11 Aug 2:00am Industrial exports are the engine of developed economies. Ours has stalled
Brexit-related recession looks ever more likely, and with their poor investment levels, UK firms are worse-placed than many to withstand the shockDowning Street must add the likelihood of a UK recession to its list of possible scenarios after official figures showed that
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Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup | William Keegan 11 Aug 2:00am Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup | William Keegan
Johnson may have come to power by legitimate means, but his language and actions in No 10 have been disturbing indeedI continue to recommend re-reading Joseph Heller’s great novel
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New Brexit 50p coin set to be issued in October, but plan could hit a snag 10 Aug 7:39pm New Brexit 50p coin set to be issued in October, but plan could hit a snag
Millions of 50p Brexit coins are to be minted in time to mark Britain's departure from the European Union, according to reports.
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British Economy Shrinks, a Sign of Economic Uncertainty 9 Aug 11:01pm Updated British Economy Shrinks, a Sign of Economic Uncertainty
The government reported a 0.2 percent contraction, a signal that Brexit and a global economic slowdown are taking a toll.
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A no-deal Brexit won’t be a clean break: this nightmare will go on for ever | Jonathan Freedland 9 Aug 12:50pm A no-deal Brexit won’t be a clean break: this nightmare will go on for ever | Jonathan Freedland
It’s a myth to think it will all be over on 1 November. Crashing out will merely lead to a new chapter of negotiations with BrusselsThe myths of a no-deal Brexit are about to collide with reality. Those myths are many, and they flourish on both sides of the great divide. For remainers, the greatest is that no deal could never happen. They look at the polls that show far more Britons oppose a crash-out from the EU than support it – 50% to 38%,
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Recession fears grow as UK economy shrinks on back of Brexit chaos 9 Aug 11:12am Recession fears grow as UK economy shrinks on back of Brexit chaos
A 0.2% contraction between April and June is first fall in GDP in six and a half years
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9 Aug 8:20am Updated Brexit: Chancellor announces one-year spending review
The one-year review will help government departments prepare for Brexit, says Sajid Javid.
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9 Aug 12:00am Brexit panic not justified, says ex-Trump adviser Stephen Vaughn
A former US trade representative tells the BBC the UK has "enormous leverage" in any deal with Washington.
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Hargreaves Lansdown founders to get £80m while 300,000 customers still unable to access nest eggs 8 Aug 5:34pm Hargreaves Lansdown founders to get £80m while 300,000 customers still unable to access nest eggs
Brexit supporter Peter Hargreaves and his former business partner Steve Lansdown - both billionaires - will benefit from a full-year dividend of 42p per share.
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Number of Britons with non-domicile status drops to record low 8 Aug 1:53pm Number of Britons with non-domicile status drops to record low
Many of richest non-doms thought to have left because of Brexit and fears of a Labour ‘wealth tax’ The number of super-rich people who live in the UK but pay no tax on their offshore income has fallen to a record low, according to
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Gove tells taxman to help SMEs through no-deal Brexit 8 Aug 1:16pm Gove tells taxman to help SMEs through no-deal Brexit
Ministers have ordered the taxman‎ to soften its revenue-raising zeal in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying the priority must instead be providing support to cash-squeezed small businesses.
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8 Aug 11:19am Number of wealthy non-doms in UK at record low
Fears about Brexit and Labour's tax policies are driving out non-doms, say experts.
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8 Aug 9:56am Number of super-rich non-doms in UK at record low
Fears about Brexit and Labour's tax policies are driving out non-doms, say experts.
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8 Aug 9:08am Brexit and Labour drive out super-rich non-doms
The drop in the number of super-rich UK non-domiciled taxpayers has dented tax revenues.
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FTSE LIVE: Food industry calls for no-deal Brexit competition waiver; Markets take pause 7 Aug 12:26pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Food industry calls for no-deal Brexit competition waiver; Markets take pause
The FTSE 100 closed up 27.01 points at 7198.70 and the pound was at $1.22 against the dollar.
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Most UK exporters lack paperwork for no-deal Brexit EU trade 7 Aug 11:23am Most UK exporters lack paperwork for no-deal Brexit EU trade
Two-thirds of UK exporters, responsible for around 25% of trade with the European Union, have still not taken the most basic steps to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, new figures seen by Sky News reveal.
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7 Aug 11:06am Updated UK pushed out of Interrail scheme after dispute
The move is not related to Brexit, but means UK rail journeys will no longer be covered by Interrail passes.
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UK train operators to pull out of Interrail after Brexit 7 Aug 10:48am UK train operators to pull out of Interrail after Brexit
Industry will also leave Eurail scheme for non-EU visitors in move described as ‘shocking’ The UK’s train operators are to pull out of the Interrail scheme, which has allowed unlimited train travel across Europe for a fixed price for almost 50 years. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents the industry, said it would withdraw on 1 January 2020. It will also pull out of the parallel Eurail scheme for non-EU visitors.
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7 Aug 8:42am Fresh food traders brace for Brexit
At one of the UK's biggest wholesale market the potential for delays at ports are the biggest concern.
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No-deal Brexit: call to suspend competition law to avert food shortages 7 Aug 6:34am No-deal Brexit: call to suspend competition law to avert food shortages
Food and drinks firms demand guarantees that they won’t be penalised for collaborating to tackle supply disruptions Britain’s food and drinks industry has warned that companies may have to choose between working together to avert food shortages or paying large fines unless the government steps in to suspend competition law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Collaboration between large companies is strictly controlled to prevent cartels harming consumers. However, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) told the BBC that the government had not yet confirmed that companies would be able to work together to direct food supplies if there were delays as a result of crashing out of the EU.
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7 Aug 5:21am Updated Brexit: Food industry seeks no-deal competition waiver
UK firms urge the government to relax rules to allow them to work together to supply food after Brexit.
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7 Aug 12:02am Food industry seeks no-deal competition waiver
Firms urge the government to relax rules to allow them to work together to supply food after Brexit.
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6 Aug 9:13pm No-deal Brexit: How might it affect the EU?
The BBC's Adam Fleming explains what a no-deal Brexit might mean for the 27 EU countries.
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Chief says Rolls-Royce spent £100m preparing for no-deal Brexit 6 Aug 12:38pm Chief says Rolls-Royce spent £100m preparing for no-deal Brexit
Warren East warns of serious job losses for many companies that may not be ready Rolls-Royce boss Warren East said his company had spent almost £100m preparing for a no-deal Brexit as he warned the UK could suffer large numbers of lost jobs if Britain crashes out of the EU. East, Rolls Royce’s chief executive, said his company had prepared for no deal but the unpredictable political climate had been affecting business confidence. He was speaking as his company reported first-half profit in line with expectations and stuck to its financial target for the year.
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5 Aug 7:07pm UK consumer spending falls to record low
Brexit uncertainty and slow real wage growth weigh on the High Street and online sales in July.
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UK retailers experience worst July since sales records began 5 Aug 7:01pm UK retailers experience worst July since sales records began
Total sales increase by 0.3%, according to data compiled by the British Retail Consortium British retailers have recorded the worst month for sales in July since records began, as consumers tighten their belts with Brexit approaching. According to British Retail Consortium sales data compiled by the accountancy firm KPMG, total sales increased by 0.3% in July, compared with a rise of 1.6% in July last year.
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UK economy under worst strain for seven years as car sales slump 5 Aug 1:28pm UK economy under worst strain for seven years as car sales slump
Figures expected to confirm fall in GDP as Brexit hits automotive and service sectors
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July car sales in Britain fall to lowest since 2012 5 Aug 7:02am July car sales in Britain fall to lowest since 2012
New car registrations decline by 4.1% amid Brexit uncertainty and diesel slump The British car market declined for a fifth consecutive month to deliver the weakest July sales in seven years, as the industry struggles with Brexit uncertainty and the backlash against diesel. New car registrations fell by 4.1% to 157,198, the weakest sales in July since 2012, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
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Rolls-Royce ready for a rough ride amid no-deal Brexit turbulence 4 Aug 1:59am Rolls-Royce ready for a rough ride amid no-deal Brexit turbulence
The engine maker is set to reveal a modest half-year profit this week, but there are dark skies ahead for boss Warren EastConcern about the effects of a no-deal Brexit on the economy is increasing. The pound fell again last week, the Bank of England warned about the threat of recession, and manufacturing activity contracted for the third month running. Rolls-Royce, which reports first-half results on Tuesday, is bound to face questions about how it will fare if Britain dumps itself out of the EU on 31 October. With operations in nine EU countries, the aerospace company’s business is highly integrated with the single market. It makes engines for Airbus’s planes, produced in Toulouse, and has a factory in Dahlewitz, near Berlin, that employs about 10,000 people.
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Predators circle UK firms as pound plummets amid fears of a no-deal Brexit  3 Aug 8:25am Updated Predators circle UK firms as pound plummets amid fears of a no-deal Brexit 
Sterling has fallen around 8 per cent against the dollar and 7 per cent against the euro since early May amid fears Britain will leave the European Union without an agreement.
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No-deal Brexit: your financial survival guide 3 Aug 2:00am No-deal Brexit: your financial survival guide
Here’s what might happen to house prices, jobs, savings and pensions – and what you can do about it
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Yes, a no-deal Brexit will hurt the economy. But nobody knows just how much | Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes 2 Aug 11:42am Yes, a no-deal Brexit will hurt the economy. But nobody knows just how much | Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes
Leaving without a deal is not an event, it’s the start of a process – and Mark Carney is right not to predict its long-term impact Predictions matter, not least because they feed directly into the political debate. We saw this all too clearly in 2016. And apocalyptic predictions matter even more when they don’t come true. The Treasury’s gloom-ridden short-term forecast in May 2016 of the
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2 Aug 5:27am Updated Mark Carney warns of instant shock from no-deal Brexit
The Bank of England governor says prices will rise if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement.
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2 Aug 2:28am Updated Post-Brexit plans unveiled for 10 free ports
Boris Johnson believes that the zones could create jobs in "left-behind areas" across the UK.
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Chance of No-Deal Brexit Hampers Bank of England’s Powers of Prediction 2 Aug 1:44am Updated Chance of No-Deal Brexit Hampers Bank of England’s Powers of Prediction
Britain’s central bank said economic growth had probably flattened, weighed down by global concerns and uncertainty over the coming departure from the European Union.
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Bank of England cuts growth forecasts and says threat of no-deal Brexit has hammered the pound 1 Aug 11:10am Updated Bank of England cuts growth forecasts and says threat of no-deal Brexit has hammered the pound
The Bank's quarterly Inflation Report said global trade tensions were weighing heavily on the country's economic outlook.
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1 Aug 10:35am Updated Bank of England cuts UK growth forecast
The Bank holds interest rates steady, but warns about the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
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One Victim of Brexit Doubts: Bank of England’s Powers of Prediction 1 Aug 10:12am Updated One Victim of Brexit Doubts: Bank of England’s Powers of Prediction
Britain’s central bank said that economic growth has probably flattened, weighed down by global concerns and uncertainty over the coming departure from the European Union.
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1 Aug 9:47am Boris Johnson must listen to business, says BMW boss
The German carmaker, which builds the Mini in the UK, says a no-deal Brexit is a "lose-lose" situation.
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