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17 May
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CBI chief: 'Every day without a Brexit deal is corrosive for UK business'

Carolyn Fairbairn, the chair of the country's largest business lobby, urged MPs to do whatever it takes to resolve the Brexit “gridlock”.

17 May
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BofA cuts 2020 UK GDP forecast on prolonged Brexit uncertainty, US-China trade war

Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch cut their forecasts for the rate of growth in Britain's economy for this year and next, predicting that the uncertainty around Brexit will last for longer and that the US-China trade war will escalate.

16 May
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May promises to set out departure date in June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to set out a plan for her departure from office after another vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal in June.

16 May
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Pound dips as Theresa May promises to provide timeline for stepping down

Sterling is coming under renewed selling pressure after the Prime Minister took a major step on Thursday towards standing down.

16 May
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Airbus considers acquiring Bombardier Belfast plant

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said on Thursday that the company was considering buying Bombardier’s Belfast wing production plant as the Canadian company is looking to offload the site.

16 May
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London could face worker shortages due to Brexit visa restrictions

London could suffer from the tougher post-Brexit immigration rules with the City left facing a shortage of workers, said business lobby London First.

15 May
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May putting Brexit deal to vote in early June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will next month put her premiership on the line as she tries to force her Brexit deal through parliament, even as MPs across the divide said they would vote in down for a fourth time.

14 May
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UK faces risk of rising US-style inequality

Britain risks imitating the rise in inequality seen in the United States which could weaken democracy as differences in income, education and health rise, a Nobel Prize-winning economist said on Tuesday.

14 May
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UK Brexit negotiator seeks changes to future EU relations - report

Britain's chief Brexit negotiator was reportedly travelling to Brussels on Tuesday to discuss changes to the political declaration on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

13 May
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BoE deputy warns Brexit delay may further dampen business investment

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Ben Broadbent warned on Monday that another Brexit delay might damage the long-term economic outlook as the resulting uncertainty weighed on investor spirits.

10 May
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Chance of Brexit being cancelled is 20-30%, says Tusk

There is a 20% to 30% chance Brexit could be cancelled, according to the president of the European council, Donald Tusk.

09 May
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May holds off rebels for another week; hints at fourth Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's future intentions were no clearer on Thursday as she promised to meet a Conservative backbench committee next week to discuss a departure timetable.

09 May
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Tory rebels renew push to topple May

Dissident Tory MPs were once again trying to garner support to unseat Prime Minister Theresa May as pressure intensified on her to provide a departure timetable.

09 May
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Post-Brexit customs union would leave Britain 3% poorer, says NIESR

UK GDP would be 3% lower if the UK retained a customs union with the EU after Brexit than if it had remained in the bloc, according to a report on Thursday.

08 May
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Wealthy UK investors see positive outcome from Brexit - UBS

Wealthy UK investors grew more optimistic on the economic impact that Brexit might have, the latest survey from UBS shows.

08 May
UK, Ireland to sign deal on citizens' rights

Ireland and the UK were set on Wednesday to sign a deal formalising rights on the citizens of both countries under the common travel area (CTA) arrangement.

07 May
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Any weakness in stocks unlikely to be 'material or prolonged', JP Morgan says

A correction in stockmarket prices was possible but any weakness was unlikely to be "material or prolonged", said strategists at JP Morgan, who advised clients to use any weakness on the back of seasonals and the US President to add to their positions.

07 May
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Labour MPs refuse to back Brexit deal without second referendum

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was warned he could lose the support of up to 60 MPs for a Brexit deal if he failed to secure a second referendum.

07 May
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Hunt hints at customs union compromise in Labour Brexit talks

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt appeared to hint that the government's cross-party talks with Labour are close to bearing fruit on Tuesday, commenting that he doesn’t "personally" favor a customs union with the European Union but compromise was needed on all sides.

07 May
UKIP leader to step down in June

UKIP leader Gerard Batten on Tuesday said he would stand down next month to trigger a contest for the leadership of the controversial anti-EU party.