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....Trident Corporate Services, which has offices in London’s Portland Place and was linked to 8,500 offshore entities, is the third largest and the first in a string of middlemen whose names are largely unknown outside the world of offshore companies. “If we go for a softer Brexit, as now seems more likely, these rules would apply in the UK,” said a Green MEP for south-west England and Gibraltar, Molly Scott Cato. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to recruit 5,000 new engineers over the next year in a boost for British industry as the Brexit talks begin. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Senior business figures have heaped further pressure on Theresa May to change course for a softer Brexit in the wake of the election, amid fresh warnings of the impact of immigration controls and leaving the single market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:48:03 AM
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. An economics professor from the London School of Economics who warned against Brexit has been appointed to the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
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....Britain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows. One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
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....The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. Further, Brexit and Theresa May’s decision to quit an EU nuclear treaty could make the situation even worse, by triggering taxpayer compensation for EDF or a more generous deal for the French state-controlled company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But analysts said this still meant the government would fail to meet its previous plan of reducing the deficit in every year of the parliament, with the gap between government income and spending heading towards £58bn, compared with £47bn last year. The economy has slowed dramatically since the start of the year as the prospect of Brexit negotiations unnerved businesses and the lower value of the pound fed through into increased inflation, causing living standards to fall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
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. The price of British strawberries could rise by more than a third if the UK cannot ensure access to European workers after Brexit, farmers have warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
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. Plans for commercial spaceports outlined in the Queen’s speech this week will not cancel out the economic threat of Brexit, industry leaders have warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:07:52 PM
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. When I suggested before the election that an ideal outcome would be a hung parliament and a coalition to think again on Brexit, I was certainly not thinking of the DUP. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
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. Britain’s biggest business groups have made a joint plea to the government to put the economy first in Brexit talks and to secure a transitional deal that preserves access to the European single market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:38:33 PM
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. Business group the CBI has warned the UK economy will shift down a gear as Brexit talks get under way and households are squeezed by rising prices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
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....London is facing renewed pressure over its dominance of the €1tn (£880bn)-a-day euro clearing market after the European Central Bank set out proposals aimed at giving it more oversight of the lucrative business. The move by the Frankfurt-based ECB – the central bank for the 19 countries using the euro – follows a report by the European commission that called for the EU to have more powers over clearing of financial products denominated in euros after Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 23rd of June 2017 04:40:12 PM
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. Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the shock Brexit vote that drove the value of the pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
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....Signs of a deepening rift on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have emerged after Threadneedle Street’s chief economist revealed he seriously considered opposing the governor, Mark Carney, and voting for an interest rate rise earlier this month. Just 24 hours after Carney said the state of the economy and the uncertainty caused by Brexit meant borrowing costs should stay on hold, Andy Haldane said it would be prudent to tighten policy before the end of the year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
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....The EU referendum vote and Theresa May’s arrival at No 10 changed all that. Once she adopted a hard-Brexit stance, the economy began to turn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
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....Carmakers have called on ministers to keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for at least five years or risk permanent damage to the industry. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders told the government on Tuesday it was time to be pragmatic and honest about what could be achieved and secure an interim agreement in Brexit negotiations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 10:39:38 AM
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....It’s one thing for colleagues to have a dig at Boris Johnson, but it seems the foreign secretary is now also fair game for the governor of the Bank of England. “Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption,” said Mark Carney. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:05:43 PM
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. Fears that the start of Brexit negotiations will damage the economy mean that interest rates should remain at their record-low level, the governor of the Bank of England has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 07:33:47 AM
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. The investment plans of Jaguar Land Rover are unlikely to be an isolated reaction to Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first is the only way the UK will be able to deliver the strong growth that will enable it finally to escape from the long years of austerity, the chancellor has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
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....“. However prices are under pressure from the political and economic uncertainty of Brexit and the fallout from the disastrous General Election result for the Conservative Party. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
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....It’s a legitimate concern, but Carney’s position is more persuasive to this column’s mind. For starters, the impact of the Brexit negotiations on business confidence is unknown, but is unlikely to be positive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. O’Grady says people’s anger goes further than the squeeze on living standards that has been sparked by meagre wage growth and a rise in living costs since the Brexit vote. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Last week, estate agents Your Move reported that the number of sales in Greater London fell 29 per cent in the three months to the end of April, further shredding nerves. Some may like to blame electoral and Brexit uncertainty, but they would be wrong. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
. The investment plans of Jaguar Land Rover are unlikely to be an isolated reaction to Brexit. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. O’Grady says people’s anger goes further than the squeeze on living standards that has been sparked by meagre wage growth and a rise in living costs since the Brexit vote. ...
London could lose out as ECB seeks control of euro clearing after Brexit image
....London is facing renewed pressure over its dominance of the €1tn (£880bn)-a-day euro clearing market after the European Central Bank set out proposals aimed at giving it more oversight of the lucrative business. The move by the Frankfurt-based ECB – the central bank for the 19 countries using the euro – follows a report by the European commission that called for the EU to have more powers over clearing of financial products denominated in euros after Brexit. ...
Soft Brexit, hard Brexit – What is the difference for expats? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:24:00 PM
....Theresa May did want the deadline to be the 29th of March this year, the date on which she formally triggered Article 50 and began the exit process; the EU believe it should be on the day that the UK officially leaves the EU - likely sometime in March 2019. The European Parliament has already indicated that it will block any deal on Brexit that sets an earlier cut-off date, so there is still a way to go before UK expats in the EU can truly relax. ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
. Plans for commercial spaceports outlined in the Queen’s speech this week will not cancel out the economic threat of Brexit, industry leaders have warned. ...
One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
. Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the shock Brexit vote that drove the value of the pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. Further, Brexit and Theresa May’s decision to quit an EU nuclear treaty could make the situation even worse, by triggering taxpayer compensation for EDF or a more generous deal for the French state-controlled company. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....Britain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows. One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. ...
British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
. The price of British strawberries could rise by more than a third if the UK cannot ensure access to European workers after Brexit, farmers have warned. ...
Bank of England rift as chief economist ponders interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
....Signs of a deepening rift on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have emerged after Threadneedle Street’s chief economist revealed he seriously considered opposing the governor, Mark Carney, and voting for an interest rate rise earlier this month. Just 24 hours after Carney said the state of the economy and the uncertainty caused by Brexit meant borrowing costs should stay on hold, Andy Haldane said it would be prudent to tighten policy before the end of the year. ...
UK budget deficit to increase this year amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
....But analysts said this still meant the government would fail to meet its previous plan of reducing the deficit in every year of the parliament, with the gap between government income and spending heading towards £58bn, compared with £47bn last year. The economy has slowed dramatically since the start of the year as the prospect of Brexit negotiations unnerved businesses and the lower value of the pound fed through into increased inflation, causing living standards to fall. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick should have gone years ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:01:21 AM
....It’s a legitimate concern, but Carney’s position is more persuasive to this column’s mind. For starters, the impact of the Brexit negotiations on business confidence is unknown, but is unlikely to be positive. ...
Record low interest rates send house prices SOARING for homeowners image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....“. However prices are under pressure from the political and economic uncertainty of Brexit and the fallout from the disastrous General Election result for the Conservative Party. ...
SFO has clear public interest in pursuing Barclays case | Nils Pratley image
....It’s one thing for colleagues to have a dig at Boris Johnson, but it seems the foreign secretary is now also fair game for the governor of the Bank of England. “Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption,” said Mark Carney. ...
Carmakers call for interim Brexit deal or risk falling off 'cliff edge' image
....Carmakers have called on ministers to keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for at least five years or risk permanent damage to the industry. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders told the government on Tuesday it was time to be pragmatic and honest about what could be achieved and secure an interim agreement in Brexit negotiations. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
. A Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first is the only way the UK will be able to deliver the strong growth that will enable it finally to escape from the long years of austerity, the chancellor has said. ...
Bank of England says interest rates should be kept on hold amid Brexit uncertainty image
. Fears that the start of Brexit negotiations will damage the economy mean that interest rates should remain at their record-low level, the governor of the Bank of England has said. ...
UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
. Business group the CBI has warned the UK economy will shift down a gear as Brexit talks get under way and households are squeezed by rising prices. ...
UK caves in to EU demand to agree divorce bill before trade talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:23:20 PM
. British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement. ...
Brexit critic joins Bank of England interest rate-setting committee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
. An economics professor from the London School of Economics who warned against Brexit has been appointed to the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
. Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to recruit 5,000 new engineers over the next year in a boost for British industry as the Brexit talks begin. ...
UK business groups plead for economy to be put first in Brexit talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:38:33 PM
. Britain’s biggest business groups have made a joint plea to the government to put the economy first in Brexit talks and to secure a transitional deal that preserves access to the European single market. ...
European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:18:15 PM
....Trident Corporate Services, which has offices in London’s Portland Place and was linked to 8,500 offshore entities, is the third largest and the first in a string of middlemen whose names are largely unknown outside the world of offshore companies. “If we go for a softer Brexit, as now seems more likely, these rules would apply in the UK,” said a Green MEP for south-west England and Gibraltar, Molly Scott Cato. ...
Why the political uncertainty won't shake house price foundations   image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 09:46:00 AM
....Last week, estate agents Your Move reported that the number of sales in Greater London fell 29 per cent in the three months to the end of April, further shredding nerves. Some may like to blame electoral and Brexit uncertainty, but they would be wrong. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
. When I suggested before the election that an ideal outcome would be a hung parliament and a coalition to think again on Brexit, I was certainly not thinking of the DUP. ...
Big business leaders press Theresa May to rethink hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:48:03 AM
. Senior business figures have heaped further pressure on Theresa May to change course for a softer Brexit in the wake of the election, amid fresh warnings of the impact of immigration controls and leaving the single market. ...
 Five minute guide to making mobile calls in the UK image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . Some fear Britons could lose their right to free EU roaming after Brexit takes force in 2019. ...
Tesco says price rises are last resort as UK growth hits seven-year high image
....7% in the fourth quarter. Last year Tesco removed Marmite and other household brands made by Unilever from its website after the manufacturer tried to raise its prices by about 10% as a result of sterling’s slump after the Brexit vote. ...
The eurozone must reform or die | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 05:00:00 AM
.... For southern Europe as a whole, the single currency has proved to be a golden cage, forcing greater fiscal and monetary rectitude but removing the exchange rate as a critical cushion against unexpected shocks. Part of the reason the UK economy has held up well (so far) since last year’s Brexit referendum is that the pound fell sharply, increasing competitiveness. ...
City's Mansion House dinner cancelled after Grenfell Tower fire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 01:46:46 PM
....The chancellor, Philip Hammond, postponed his speech after concluding it would be inappropriateat this time to address the hundreds of bankers, fund managers and policymakers at the black-tie dinner. He had been expected to use his first annual address at the City event to call for a more “business-friendly” approach to Brexit. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....He promised they would “do everything to restore customers’ faith”. Romero said the last year had seen “very difficult circumstances” for the airline group, with the Brexit vote and subsequent collapse of the pound hitting profits. ...
Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:11:41 AM
....25% surprised financial markets and the pound rose against the dollar on the news. Most City economists had expected a larger majority of the committee to opt to keep borrowing costs low to ease the pressure on households from a drop in living standards in the wake of last summer’s Brexit vote. ...
Thames Water needs to clean up its act after yet more fines | Nils Pratley image
....But there’s an obvious drawback with Rees-Mogg’s candidacy. He is a high-profile and a committed campaigner for Brexit, the issue that will dominate the committee’s work in the next two years. ...
Duke of Westminster's property group to build 1,500 rental homes in London image
.... It recently reported a steep fall in returns on its British and Irish property portfolio, its worst UK performance since the financial crisis. It blamed Brexit and the increase in stamp duty on luxury properties. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
....Two-thirds of the brand’s bags sold outside the UK, and half of those sold in the UK, now come from Mulberry’s latest collections designed by its creative director, Johnny Coca, who also joined from Céline in 2015. Sales at established UK stores rose 5% in the year to 31 March as some London outlets enjoyed double digit growth in tourist visitors on the hunt for bargains prompted by the drop in the value of the pound against the euro and dollar since the Brexit vote last summer. ...
Ex-Barclays director who backed Vote Leave appointed City minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 04:45:30 PM
....A former director of Barclays Bank who has also worked as a financial regulator has been appointed City minister by Theresa May. Steve Barclay, who backed the Vote Leave campaign, takes over the brief for the financial district at a time when other cities across the EU are aiming to grab business from the City after Brexit. ...
Brexit Bond offers top rate of 3% - if savers are RIGHT about UK's exit from EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 04:15:00 PM
....The Family Building Society is offering the deal to customers who are willing to either bet on the pound strengthening or weakening against the euro over the next two years. The Brexit Bond pays a fixed rate of one per cent a year, with another two per cent bonus potentially added when the product matures on May 2, 2019. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
.... Inflation was artificially low as a result of a temporary collapse in oil prices. The cost of crude has subsequently recovered a bit, but the depreciation of the pound since the Brexit referendum has also had the effect of pushing up the cost of living. ...
Brussels plan could force euro clearing out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:05:20 PM
. Brussels has published proposals that could force London’s prized euro-clearing trade out of the City after Brexit, as the EU plans for life without Europe’s biggest financial centre. ...
House price inflation in April at six-month high, official figures show image
....2% in May. Meanwhile, many economists have said they expect the housing market to weaken this year, as the impact of the Brexit vote weighs on the economy. ...
UK could get farm aid for two years after Brexit under EU budget plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:40:04 AM
....The UK could continue to get farm payments and aid for poorer regions for two years after it leaves the EU, if it agrees to pay into the EU budget until the end of 2020, under plans being considered by EU diplomats. The potential offer to sweeten the pill of the UK’s Brexit bill is a sketchy idea rather than a detailed proposal, but two sources familiar with the Brexit negotiations confirmed it had been discussed. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... And as an economics journalist, I look across at politics and see the same process at work. Brexit, Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn: time after time, the political class has completely failed to understand the world they were governing, policing and analysing. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
. Employers in Britain are planning to take on new workers over coming months despite looming Brexit negotiations and slower economic growth, according to a survey. ...
Moody's warns election result will complicate Brexit talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 11:01:40 PM
. The inconclusive outcome of Britain’s snap election will complicate and probably delay Brexit negotiations that were due to start next week, a leading credit rating agency has warned. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
.... They did not materialise, or at least not in the style imagined. The Brexit flunk was a brief affair and the Bank of England and almost every other forecaster was obliged to admit that Armageddon would not be arriving as previously advertised. ...
PENSION CHAOS: Election leaves retirees in the dark over pension tax rules image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:00:00 PM
....The Government should now consider pushing the rules back until 2018, say experts. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “While clearly Brexit is the dominant issue as the minority Conservative Government formulates its focus ahead of the Queen’s Speech, there is some serious unfinished business on pensions policy. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
. British businesses have rejected claims by leading Brexiters that trade with the rest of the world can replace free access to European markets, arguing that quitting the single market and customs union without a trade deal with the EU will harm their growth prospects. ...
House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:01:18 AM
. The number of homes changing hands in London slumped by almost a third year on year in the spring, as changes to stamp duty rates, high prices and Brexit uncertainty slowed the market. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....Visa, the credit and debit card processing business, said its vast database of spending patterns shows there was a drop in spending across a broad range of categories last month, including clothing, household goods, food and transport. That chimes with recent signs the UK economy is struggling to eke out growth this year and has fallen behind its peers as the effects of last summer’s Brexit vote start to bite. ...
Farming is a fresh field for Michael Gove's slash and burn politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:08:48 PM
....Gove’s late entry into the running, just hours before Johnson had invited journalists and political backers to a Mayfair hotel to launch his own candidacy, was regarded by many of his colleagues as an act of ruthless betrayal. Johnson was the affable public face of Brexit; but many senior Tories believe Gove brought an intellectual heft that helped make the cause politically respectable. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
. The YouTube video artist Cassetteboy made his anti-Brexit stance clear last week when he mocked the prime minister with the words: “It is wrong to believe the fable that Theresa May belongs at the negotiating table. ...
Britain looks set for a politically hot summer but what is the future for your finances? image
....If election results are almost impossible to predict these days, working out how the stock market will respond is even harder. Share prices surprised everybody by booming in the wake of last year’s shock wins for Brexit and US President Donald Trump, and Friday’s expected carnage never happened. ...
Brexit talks and government uncertainty cast a long cloud over business image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Right now, the only certainty is a long spell of uncertainty, over forming a new Government and the fate of Brexit talks. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
.... “I don’t think we are going to see a flat, easy, forecastable sterling-euro or sterling-dollar figure for some time yet,” he said. “Let’s face it, we have got Brexit negotiations to go through – in whatever form they take – and the markets don’t know what that means. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
.... The broadcaster is on track to record the worst decline since the recession almost a decade ago. The industry has always argued that ad-spend downturns are related to cyclical shifts in the market, or short-term impacts like the Brexit vote causing advertising budgets to be held back. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
. The pound fell to an eight-week low and shares in housebuilders, banks and retailers lost ground after the shock election result, which increased uncertainty over both the forthcoming Brexit talks and the UK’s economic prospects. ...
Business leaders demand answers over Brexit strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 02:03:46 PM
. Business leaders are demanding a new direction for Brexit negotiations in reaction to the General Election. ...
What are the markets telling us about the election? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:36:19 AM
.... That sort of thing doesn't go down well with foreign investors, who like to see a disciplined approach. However, some analysts expect the pound to recover in the days and weeks to come if the possibility of a "softer" Brexit looks likely. ...
German firms grapple with UK poll result image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:19:21 AM
....Initially, there had been little-to-no interest in the UK election in German business circles. Most, like the polls, assumed a comprehensive win for Theresa May, and the size of her majority was seen as being of negligible consequence to the direction of Brexit negotiations. ...
Election 2017: What now for your finances? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 09:06:04 AM
....The performance of the pound will be closely watched in the coming days, not least by those planning a holiday this summer. Sterling fell sharply against the dollar and the euro following the UK's vote to leave the EU - making the cost of a typical holiday including travel and currency about 12% more expensive since the Brexit vote, according to one estimate. ...
Election 2017 pound latest: Should you buy euros and dollars after hung parliament? image
....27 against the dollar. The pound could stabilise in the coming days as the new  Conservative DUP coalition Government is formed, with some experts predict sterling could rise higher in the coming days if the election result means in a softer Brexit. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
. The pound slumped and shares in major banks, housebuilders and construction companies tumbled after the shock election result raised questions over the pace of Brexit talks and prospects for the UK economy. ...
Business and City leaders call for reassurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:06:32 AM
....British Chamber of Commerce bosses also called for a "workable administration" to build confidence. The Institute of Directors demanded a focus on preparing for Brexit talks and to move away from political "rhetoric". ...
UK economy now in the fog of election uncertainty | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 07:15:28 AM
....The City hates uncertainty but it has now got uncertainty in spades. Brexit talks are supposed to start the week after next and it is uncertain whether May will still be leading the team by then. ...
Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 05:09:50 AM
....Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result's impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
. The shock election result sent the pound plunging amid fears that Brexit negotiations could be delayed if voters returned a hung parliament to Westminster. ...
Election 2017: Pound under pressure amid Labour surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:42:36 PM
.... . However, the fact it has not slipped further may reflect the diminishing prospect of a "hard" Brexit. ...
UK economy falls to bottom of EU growth league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 05:33:45 PM
. The UK economy was the worst performer in the European Union in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote took its toll, according to official statistics that underscore the challenge facing the next British government. ...

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