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IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

IRU calls for #Brexit deal to avoid road transport chaos

As Brexit negotiations start in earnest this week, it is essential that the UK Government and the European Union reach a comprehensive deal that addresses the many questions affecting the road transport industry. Road transport is the lifeblood of Europe’s economy, with the fortunes of the markets in both the UK and the European Union […]

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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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#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

#Brexit: Fox says UK-EU trade deal should be ‘one of easiest in human history’

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be “one of the easiest in human history” to reach, British trade minister Liam Fox (pictured) said on Thursday (20 July). Fox said Britain and the EU already have similar regulatory rules and no tariffs, writes Andrew MacAskill. “The only reason that we wouldn’t […]

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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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Europe’s #Brexit envy

Europe’s #Brexit envy

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s intention to leave the European Union – Brexit – will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make, writes John Lloyd. There’s more […]

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Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 July) Brexit negotiators will start to get their teeth into the substance of the discussions, in particular citizens’ rights, writes Catherine Feore The first round of Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the European Commission took place on 19 June. It was agreed to create working groups on citizens’ rights, the financial […]

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