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Former PM’s disastrous tax-cutting plan piled an extra £91m on the UK’s payments to the bloc, Treasury documents show.
Sterling's drop at the time of former British Prime Minister Liz Truss's failed budget plans meant the British taxpayer stumped up tens of millions of pounds extra to fund Brexit divorce bill payments to the European Union, paid in euros, new figures show.
The European Commission has launched four new legal actions against the UK government for breaking parts of the Northern Ireland Brexit deal.
MPs backed Boris Johnson's plan to tear apart his own deal with the EU - which comes after he claimed he had 'got Brexit done'.
The Brexit divorce bill will cost each taxpayer on average £305 more than previously expected, according to new government figures.
The Treasury’s latest estimate put the figure at £42.5 billion – up from £37.3 billion a year ago.
The Treasury’s latest estimate put the figure at £42.5 billion – up from £37.3 billion a year ago.
The UK is due to pay €10.9 billion to the European Union this year as part of the Brexit financial settlement, according to figures published today.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicted in 2018 that the so-called "divorce bill" for leaving the European Union would cost the UK between £35bn and £39bn - but the EU say the figure is over £40bn.
The European Union has set the final Brexit divorce bill at £40.8 billion – well above where the UK Government expected it to be.
The UK is liable to pay €47.5 billion euros ($A75.7 billion) to the European Union as part of its post-Brexit financial settlement, according to the EU’s consolidated budget report for 2020.
It comes as the Brexit "divorce bill" negotiated by the PM is up to £5 billion higher than the UK government expected.
The Brexit "divorce bill" negotiated by Boris Johnson is up to £5 billion higher than the UK government expected, according to "definitive" EU calculations.
Figure of £40.8bn buried in EU’s 2020 accounts dismissed by UK as not reflecting amount it will pay.
Nestled among the mass publication of no-deal guidance yesterday was the UK government's vision for the future of the Brit satellite and space programmes if the country falls out of the EU with no pact in March. The guidance is, unsurprisingly, grim.
Cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill says emergency contingency plans are needed.
The EU would refuse to open trade talks with Britain after a no-deal Brexit until the UK decided to sign up to the main elements of the withdrawal agreement anyway, the European Commission has said.
The European Union is expected to seek more than €10bn in UK contributions for this year even in the event of a no-deal scenario on 12 April, RTÉ News understands.
The UK could risk its strong sovereign credit rating if it failed to foot the Brexit bill in a no deal scenario, Moody’s ratings agency has warned.
Boris Johnson has been accused of deceiving voters after insisting Britain would not pay an expected £50bn Brexit “divorce bill” unless the EU started trade talks. A senior EU source said the Foreign Secretary was hoodwinking the public about “the realities of Brexit” – insisting leaders were “united” in the view that the bill must be settled first.
German chancellor says UK cannot have same rights as member states nor negotiate trade relations before agreeing to pay its bill. Angela Merkel has said British politicians are still living under the “illusion” that the UK will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union.
The German government is encouraging Britain to agree a mathematical formula for calculating its European divorce settlement rather than settling on a precise figure in an attempt to avoid a looming clash that risks derailing Brexit talks.
A draft plan – apparently obtained by a Dutch newspaper – threatens a long legal battle to grab back what the EU regards as the UK’s liabilities, if Theresa May refuses to pay up
Czech, German and Italian politicians support European commission line that Britain must agree to pay up before talks. EU member states are backing a European commission demand that trade talks can only start once Britain has agreed to pay a hefty Brexit bill, despite fears of a backlash from Theresa May.