The 11-month countdown clock for a new trade deal between the EU and the UK begins tomorrow. CBI negotiator Nicole Sykes says her organization is pushing against tariffs, and looking to tackle difficult issues first.
UK fishermen started the year in buoyant mood believing EU quotas would soon be scrapped. But coronavirus has dampened spirits. With Europe — their biggest market — in lockdown, the industry faces oblivion.
The British government has spent about 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of Brexit preparations. The money mostly went to cover staff costs, new infrastructure and gathering external expertise.
Brexit got done. Or did it? This week, the EU and the UK begin talks on their future relationship. Both sides want a free trade agreement. So, a deal is easy then? Not quite, as Arthur Sullivan explains.
As the European Union bids farewell to the UK, the EU chiefs have warned: "Strength does not lie in splendid isolation but in our unique union." Follow us live as we track this momentous day.
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