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Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

Pace of British construction activity slows as #Brexit delays investment – survey

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pace of growth in Britain’s construction industry slowed over the second quarter as investment was delayed by uncertainty over Brexit and the general election, a leading property body reported on Thursday (20 July), writes Esha Vaish. The quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed a reversal from the first quarter, which […]

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UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK’s May seeks to ease #Brexit fears at new business council

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a discussion on Brexit and the economy at the first meeting of a new business council on Thursday (20 July), a bid to rebuild bridges with companies concerned over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After losing the governing Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at an ill-judged election last month, […]

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#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

#Brexit effect on UK ‘will be profound and unpredictable’: Lords committee

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brexit poses a fundamental challenge to the future of the United Kingdom by removing the European Union law that has helped to bind it together, a committee of lawmakers from the British parliament’s upper house said on Wednesday (19 July), writes Kylie MacLellan. Last year’s vote to leave the EU has highlighted tensions among the […]

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Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

Britain fleshes out #Brexit stance on nuclear and justice

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain fleshed out its Brexit negotiating stance on nuclear, justice and other matters on Thursday before the first full round of talks with the EU next week, underlining it would quit nuclear body Euratom and the jurisdiction of European courts, writes Elizabeth Piper. In three position papers, Britain said it wanted the transition to being outside […]

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UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

UK PM #May shed a ‘little tear’ over election failure

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a “little tear” when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election, writes Andrew MacAskill. May told BBC radio she felt “devastated” when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, despite her call on […]

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State of play of #Article50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

State of play of #Article50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. What has happened since then on the EU side? On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. On 29 April 2017, the European […]

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#Brexit: May’s deputy ‘confident’ EU repeal bill could be got through parliament

#Brexit: May’s deputy ‘confident’ EU repeal bill could be got through parliament

UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian Green speaks on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. Jeff Overs/BBC Handout via REUTERS The British government is confident it can get legislation to begin the process of transferring European Union law into British law through parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy said on Monday (10 July) […]

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