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UK preparing for #UKBudget but date and parameters unconfirmed

UK preparing for #UKBudget but date and parameters unconfirmed

| February 17, 2020

Britain’s government has yet to confirm that an 11 March budget will go ahead on time nor whether it will adhere to existing fiscal rules, with a spokesman on Friday (14 FEbruary) only willing to say that preparations for a budget were continuing, write William James and Elizabeth Piper. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced […]

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#Johnson welcomes new cabinet

#Johnson welcomes new cabinet

| February 17, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted his new cabinet of senior ministers on Friday (14 February), vowing to repay the trust of voters by improving infrastructure, cutting crime and building more hospitals, writes Guy Faulconbridge. “It’s great to see you all here and congratulations to you all on achieving, or indeed retaining, the great offices […]

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UK #Brexit rules to ‘turn off tap’ of low-skilled foreign labour

UK #Brexit rules to ‘turn off tap’ of low-skilled foreign labour

| February 17, 2020

Britain will “turn off the tap” of foreign, low-skilled labour and require all skilled workers wishing to come to the country to have a job offer and meet salary and language requirements as it sets post-Brexit rules from next year, writes Costas Pitas. Britain formally left the European Union at the end of January but […]

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France to be vigilant on British #Brexit freeports – minister

France to be vigilant on British #Brexit freeports – minister

| February 14, 2020

France will be watching carefully for any sign of unfair competition from Britain if it goes ahead with plans to set up freeports after Brexit, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said, writes Marine Pennetier. Britain formally left the EU on 31 January but remains subject to EU laws and regulations during a transition […]

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Business Minister #Leadsom leaves role in reshuffle

Business Minister #Leadsom leaves role in reshuffle

| February 14, 2020

British Business Minister Andrea Leadsom (pictured) said on Thursday she was leaving her role as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ministerial reshuffle, writes Kylie MacLellan. “It has been a real privilege to serve in government for the last six years … I now look forward to focusing on my constituents,” Leadsom said on Twitter. […]

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France says goods entering EU from Britain must meet bloc’s standards

France says goods entering EU from Britain must meet bloc’s standards

| February 14, 2020

France wants to ensure that all goods entering the European Union from Britain comply fully with EU standards under any post-Brexit trade deal, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told BFM TV on Thursday (13 February), writes Sudip Kar-Gupta.

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#Wales looks forward to future relationship with its strongest trading partner as German Ambassador to UK visits key sites

#Wales looks forward to future relationship with its strongest trading partner as German Ambassador to UK visits key sites

| February 13, 2020

Wales will do everything it can to continue its strong relationship with Germany – with trade links worth more than £3bn – as the next phase of negotiations with the EU continue. That was the message from Eluned Morgan, the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, during a visit to Wales by Dr Peter […]

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