EU tells UK to respect its independence 05/03/2020
Chief negotiator Michel Barnier says 'the EU sets its own conditions for opening up its markets for goods and services'
Survey shows 88% of 100 leading academics believe a Canada-style trade deal with the EU will have a "negative" impact on Britain's economy.
Guy Hands, Terra Firma Capital Partners chairman and chief investment officer, discusses the impact of Brexit on U.K. exports, investment strategy, and the influence of environmental, social and governance issues on the firm's mergers and acquisitions.
‘Prepare for the worst’ EU officials tell business after Sajid Javid’s FT interview.
Brexit is a Tory invention and pro-Europeans must still fight the prospect of EU exile, writes Will Hutton.
Mark Carney and other financiers seem to think London can do business as usual without playing by the EU's rules. This is confidence bordering on complacency.
"Only as true friends can, I want to be very honest about what lies ahead of us." The words of the new European Commission president as she headed to Downing Street and her first face-to-face meeting with Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
Boris Johnson's Brexit timetable does not give enough time for full trade agreement, Michel Barnier says 09/01/2020
Chief negotiator sets out red lines for ‘basic agreement’ and says UK will have to agree to ‘level playing field’ if it wants access to European markets.
UK economy starting 2020 in ‘stagnation’ and uncertainty, British Chambers of Commerce warn 02/01/2020
Johnson's 'no deal 2.0' virtue signalling 20/12/2019
"The first week of Johnson’s new administration has seen both speculation about, and the beginning of some answers to, how he intends to undertake Brexit. The outrageousness of that situation shouldn’t pass without comment."
Ex-EU ambassador says PM’s ‘strategy errors’ will make good trade deal harder to achieve.
Services Priorities for a Future U.S.-UK Trade Agreement [report, PDF] - Coalition of Services Industries [US]
This paper considers only trade in services between the United States and the UK in the context of the latter’s anticipated departurefrom the EU and identifies priorities for any future legal arrangement governing U.S.-UK trade in services. / "Many American services suppliers chose the UK as their European headquarters in order to benefit from operating inside the EU Single Market."
A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.
The U.K.’s dominant services sector flatlined in October, the only part of the economy not to contract.
Sajid Javid: The only thing leaving the EU guarantees is a lost decade for British business 14/05/2016
The CBI has responded to the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. 17/10/2019
“Frictionless EU trade and regulatory alignment is vital for UK prosperity and jobs. The deal remains inadequate on services, which make up 80% of the UK economy. And big questions remain about the feasibility of negotiating a new trade agreement deep enough in a 14-month transition period."
No deal Brexit: issues, impact, implications 03/09/2019
The report shows that no deal will not “get Brexit done” rather, it will usher in a period of prolonged uncertainty for citizens, workers and businesses, which is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, our new report, No deal Brexit: issues, impacts, implications, reveals.
The drop comes despite a boost to the economy in the first quarter of the year, thanks to Brexit stockpiling.
Brexit will decimate UK services exports – but remarkably clueless politicians would rather remain silent 08/07/2019
Leaving the single market will come as a huge blow to the services sector. Rather than acknowledging that fact, our ruling class have opted to press on.
Factories’ slowdown and weak activity in services signal “minimal” economic growth in second quarter.
Despite calls to 'take back control' the economic reality is that tariffs will be determined by the 'bound rates' that the UK already has in place under the WTO and, ultimately, no tariff regime will make up for loss of access to the EU market