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16 Feb
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BCC warns of recruitment crisis unless immigration rules agreed

British businesses were facing growing difficulties recruiting staff as immigration levels dropped, the head of the British Chambers of Commerce said on Friday.

16 Feb
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IoD calls for partial customs union deal with EU

Britain should try to strike a deal on a partial customs union with the European Union once it leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Institute of Directors said.

14 Feb
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Juncker says the notion of a European 'superstate' was 'total nonsense'

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said accusations that he was looking to create a so-called European "superstate" were "total nonsense", and stated that many Britons had unfairly labelled him as a "stupid, stubborn federalist".

14 Feb
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Johnson says rerun of Brexit vote would cause turmoil, feuding

A rerun of the Brexit referendum would cause another year of feuding and turmoil, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday as he sought to describe his vision of a "liberal" departure from the European Union.

14 Feb
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Juncker says Johnson talking 'total nonsense' over EU superstate claim

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of talking “total nonsense” when he claimed EU leaders were trying to create a superstate, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday.

14 Feb
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UK's Hammond says business needs certainty post-Brexit

A transitional period after Brexit was crucial for businesses to adapt to changes once Britain leaves the European Union next year, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond said on Wednesday.

12 Feb
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George Soros donates an extra £100,000 to pro-EU campaign

George Soros has pledged a further £100,000 to Best of Britain, an anti-Brexit campaign fighting to keep the UK in the European Union, in answer to criticism of his previous donation to the group (£400,000).

12 Feb
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Theresa May to meet Irish PM in hopes of Northern Irish accord breakthrough

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Theresa May are set to meet in Belfast on Monday to break the deadlock around crafting a power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland.

09 Feb
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Brexit transition period not a given, says EU's Barnier

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that there is no guarantee of a post-Brexit transition period.

08 Feb
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George Soros donates £400,000 to 'Remain' campaign

The campaign group Best for Britain that is fighting to keep the UK in the European Union has received £400,000 from billionaire George Soros through one of his foundations.

05 Feb
UK business body concerned over delay on Brexit immigration plan

A major UK business lobby group has criticised the government for shelving release of its plans for a post-Brexit immigration system until after Britain leaves the EU.

05 Feb
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Downing Street rules out EU customs union membership

UK Prime Minister Theresa May sought to heal a widening division among ministers over Brexit on Monday when she said Britain would not remain in the customs union after leaving the EU.

05 Feb
UK's May battles split with Cabinet over customs union, Brexit transition

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was on Friday trying to mend the usual splits in her Cabinet and address concerns that she would be unable to agree a Brexit transition deal by March.

01 Feb
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Limits on EU migration would cost the economy, government analysis shows

The government's confidential Brexit analysis shows cutting migration from the EU would cost the economy more than any gains from a US trade deal, according to a report.

31 Jan
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EU draws a line through City talks on bank passport rights

The European Union continued to maintain to a hardline approach to the British banking sector, after diplomats confirmed there was no room for discussion about passport rights.

30 Jan
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Brexit will make Britain worse off, government analysis shows

Britain will be worse off under all plausible scenarios when it leaves the EU, confidential analysis produced for the government shows.

29 Jan
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Brexit could threaten energy security with risks of supply cuts and bigger bills

Without its EU partnership, the UK would lose its energy trading efficiency and could face power shortages and higher costs, a report published by the House of Lords has revealed on Monday.

29 Jan
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EU says UK must obey existing laws during Brexit transition

The European Union on Monday said the UK would have to abide by the bloc's rules in full during the proposed post-Brexit two-year transition deal.

29 Jan
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Financial services sector's mood worsens over Brexit uncertainty

Most British firms fear the impact of Brexit on the UK’s position as a leading global financial centre, although business volumes are expected to pick up in the first three months of 2018, a survey from the CBI and PwC has found.

29 Jan
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EU pledges to hit back if Trump starts trade war

The European Union on Monday said it would hit back at any attempts by the US President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on its exports.