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UK: Brexit And The FCA: Act Now To Protect Your UK / EEA Business Operations - Withers LLP

For inbound EEA financial services firms and funds and outbound UK firms, the Brexit transitional period will close on 31 December 2020.
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johns Hopkins University


UK vaccine approval: Did Brexit speed up the process?

There have been claims that Brexit allowed the UK to approve a vaccine quicker than the EU, but is that correct?
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UK put speed before public confidence in vaccine, says EU agency

European Medicines Agency defends its approach after British claims of Brexit success storyThe European Medicines Agency has suggested British regulators prioritised speed over winning public confidence to enable the UK to become the first western country to license a coronavirus vaccine.After it was announced that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been authorised for emergency use by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), the EU agency issued a statement backing i...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, European Medicines Agency, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, Regulatory Authority MHRA


Brexit: UK has lowered demands on fish catches, says EU

Significant gap remains as two sides enter crucial 48 hours of talksBoris Johnson has lowered his Brexit demands on Brussels by asking for up to 60% of catches in UK waters back from EU fishing fleets but the gap between the negotiators remains wide, Michel Barnier told the bloc’s capitals ahead of what he said would be a crucial 48 hours.In briefings to EU ambassadors and MEPs in Brussels, the bloc’s chief negotiator said Downing Street had revised its demand down from 80% but that it was uncle...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Johnson, Downing Street, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry


Joe Biden warning dashes UK hopes of early US trade deal

President-elect says he won’t sign any new agreements until US is more competitiveBritain’s hopes of securing an early trade deal with the US have been dashed by a warning from Joe Biden, the president-elect, that America will not sign a trade deal with anyone until the US has sorted out its competitiveness.Britain had been closing in on a trade deal with the administration of Donald Trump, a fierce opponent of the European Union, but Biden has said in a New York Times interview that his priorit...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, US, America, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, New York Times


UK's hopes of early US trade deal dashed by Biden warning

President-elect says his priority is to invest in US manufacturing and protect American workersBritain’s hopes of securing an early trade deal with the US have been dashed by a warning from Joe Biden, the president-elect, that America will not sign a trade deal with anyone until the US has sorted out its competitiveness.Britain had been closing in on a trade deal with the administration of Donald Trump, a fierce opponent of the European Union, but Biden has said in a New York Times interview tha...
Tags: Politics, UK, US, America, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump


English whisky? A spirits pioneer tries to survive the pandemic and Brexit

Daniel Szor is doing something unusual: making whisky in England.
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UK likely to axe finance bill clauses if Brexit trade deal made

Content of legislation to be tabled next week depends on progress with EU in talks, sources sayThe UK is to table its long awaited finance bill next week but anticipated controversial clauses to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement are expected to be axed if a trade deal is struck beforehand.The EU has warned that trade talks will be pulled immediately if the government goes ahead with a second batch of legislation granting itself unilateral powers to renege on part of the withdrawal agreeme...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Trade Policy


Brexit: Is Northern Ireland ready for 1 January?

BBC News NI Business Editor John Campbell examines the questions that are still to be answered.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, Brexit, John Campbell, BBC News NI Business


Mass testing for Covid-19 and a messy Brexit | Letters

Dr Simon Warne says Boris Johnson’s Liverpool experiment needs to be evaluated properly, while Stephen Bates is wondering what will happen when the crises of Covid and Brexit coincideWe should not unquestioningly accept the government’s line that mass testing has played a crucial role in bringing infection rates down in Liverpool (A tale of two cities: Manchester, Liverpool and the journey of Covid tiers, 26 November). When the infection rate in Liverpool was high, so were the rates in the neigh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Liverpool, Manchester, Boris Johnson, Kent, Merseyside, Dover, Ramsgate, Brexit, Manchester Liverpool, Stephen Bates


EU will not fall into Brexit 'negotiating trap', UK told

Irish foreign minister also calls for avoidance of blame game as ‘truth of Brexit’ becomes clearSenior Irish and French and ministers have warned that the EU is not going to fall into a Brexit “negotiating trap” being laid by the UK as both sides entered into what the British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has described as “the last week or so” of substantive talks. Simon Coveney, who has had a leading role in the first phase of negotiations over the Irish border, said at the same time both si...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Foreign, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Dominic Raab, Fishing Industry


EU will not fall into Brexit 'negotiating trap' over fishing, UK told

Irish foreign minister also calls for avoidance of blame game as ‘truth of Brexit’ becomes clearThe Irish foreign minister has warned that the EU is not going to fall into a Brexit “negotiating trap” being laid by the UK as both sides entered into what his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, has described as “the last week or so” of substantive talks.Simon Coveney, who has had a leading role in the first phase of negotiations over the Irish border, said at the same time both sides must avoid enga...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Dominic Raab, Fishing Industry


UK carmakers plead for clarity as they stockpile parts and cars for Brexit

WTO tariffs could add 10% to car prices if deal is not agreed before 2021Carmakers are bracing for the final Brexit deadline by moving cars and parts both ways across the Channel to make sure they are not hit by tariffs if the UK and EU fail to agree a trade deal.Trade between the UK and EU will be governed by new rules from 1 January, but the imported cars will become 10% more expensive overnight if tariffs are imposed under the World Trade Organization regime. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, General Motors, Eu, European Union, UK News, World Trade Organization, WTO, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing sector, Honda, Nissan, Renault, Brexit, Vauxhall


Firstminute Capital launches second $111M fund, featuring a who’s-who of founders as LPs

London HQ’d Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the first fund of $100M, giving Firstminute $211M assets under management, investing across Europe and the US at the seed stage. Firstminute’s team of 18 is based in London, Stockholm and Berlin and now...
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Firstminute Capital launches second $111 fund, featuring a whos-who of founders as LPs

London HQ’d Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the first fund of $100M, giving Firstminute $211M assets under management, investing across Europe and the US at the seed stage. Firstminute’s team of 18 is based in London, Stockholm and Berlin and now...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, La, Berlin, US, Tech, Goldman Sachs, North America, Eric Schmidt, Brexit, Atomico, Index Ventures, Partner, Crawley


Firstminute Capital launches second $111 fund, featuring a who’s-who of founders as LPs

London HQ’d Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the first fund of $100M, giving Firstminute $211M assets under management, investing across Europe and the US at the seed stage. Firstminute’s team of 18 is based in London, Stockholm and Berlin and now...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, La, Berlin, US, Tech, Goldman Sachs, North America, Eric Schmidt, Brexit, Atomico, Index Ventures, Partner, Crawley


'It's impossible': how Brexit has left British families unable to return to the UK

Up to 40% of Britons in dual-national relationships likely to want to return fear they do not fulfil the income requirement What will change for Britons in the EU on 1 January? When Britain’s new immigration bill became law earlier this month, the home secretary, Priti Patel, tweeted her “delight, after many years of campaigning,” that free movement between the EU and Britain would at last end on 31 December.But the bill does not just repeal EU citizens’ right to work and live in UK – a key Brex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Brexit, Priti Patel


Keir Starmer warned not to insist Labour MPs vote for Brexit deal

Leader faces resignations from his front bench in a ‘dangerous moment’ for his authorityKeir Starmer, the Labour party leader, faces the threat of resignations from his frontbench team should he order MPs to vote in favour of a Brexit deal agreed by the government.Labour sources said that there were shadow ministers willing to step down if ordered to vote for the deal that could be agreed this week, with one describing it as a “dangerous moment” for the Starmer’s authority. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Starmer, Starmer the Labour


The Treasury must release more money – and relinquish more control

Sunak’s plan to pinch pennies in a pandemic is unwise. But the bigger problem is the centralisation of his spending projectsRishi Sunak has spent billions of pounds rescuing the economy during the year of Covid, but he needs to go further.To start with, the chancellor, who set out his 2021-22 spending plans last week, needs to make permanent the £20-a-week increase in universal credit which is due to expire in the spring. Without that increase, about 6 million households, many of them the most v...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Film, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Tax and spending, Film Industry, Infrastructure, Foreign Policy, Treasury, Eurostar, Brexit, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson is expected to miss the UK's 2021 deadline for a post-Brexit US trade deal

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrive for a Cabinet meeting, in London, Britain October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson REUTERS/Simon Dawson The UK is likely to miss the mid-2021 deadline for a UK-US trade deal set by ministers earlier this year, experts and former US officials in Washington have told Business Insider. Boris Johnson's Brexit maneuvers appear to have undermined trust in the UK government among the incoming Biden adminis...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Obama, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Eu, Britain, House Of Representatives, Northern Ireland, Arctic, Boris Johnson, US Treasury, State Department


And for the grim reaper's next trick… cartoon

Britain faces a no-deal Brexit as the coronavirus continues to take its toll•You can buy your own copy of this cartoon Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Coronavirus


Brexit: UK and Irish leaders agree to 'prioritise' GFA in talks

Boris Johnson spoke to Micheál Martin by phone on Friday about the Brexit talks and the pandemic.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Micheal Martin, GFA


Last-ditch Brexit deal talks resume amid growing EU scepticism

Michel Barnier has told bloc he is prepared for four more days of make-or-break negotiationsMichel Barnier has told MEPs that he is prepared for a further four days of make-or-break Brexit negotiations, with growing scepticism among EU member states about the utility of further talks.After a week in isolation after a member of the bloc’s team tested positive for coronavirus, Barnier and his team resumed face-to-face negotiations in London on Saturday morning. Continue reading...
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Last-ditch Brexit trade talks resume amid growing EU scepticism

Michel Barnier has told bloc he is prepared for four more days of make-or-break negotiationsMichel Barnier has told MEPs he is prepared for a further four days of make-or-break Brexit negotiations, with growing scepticism among EU member states about the utility of further talks.Having spent a week in isolation after a member of the bloc’s team tested positive for coronavirus, Barnier and his staff resumed face-to-face negotiations in London on Saturday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Barnier


UK ski holiday firms in limbo as Covid restrictions and Brexit bite

British tourists, chalet owners and resort staff wait for winter season decisions across EuropeBritish holidaymakers, chalet owners and resort staff are in limbo as countries across Europe decide whether or not this winter’s ski season will go ahead.This week, Britain’s biggest ski operator Crystal Ski Holidays was forced to cancel all its French ski trips in December after President Macron ordered the nation’s resorts to stay shut until the new year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, France, Scotland, Germany, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, Austria, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Brexit, Working Holidays


The economic shock Brexit is about to unleash was a glaring omission from Rishi Sunak's Spending Review

Peter Byrne - WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK will leave the EU's trading rules in less than five weeks' time. With or without a trade deal with Brussels, Brexit will inflict a significant hit on the UK economy, the Office for Budget Responsibility said this week. No deal would reduce long-term output by 6%, it said. However, the cost and disruption that awaits the UK didn't feature in Rishi Sunak's Spending Review. The Chancellor and the rest of Boris Johnson's government are reluctant to t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Trends, Eu, European Union, Analysis, Theresa May, House Of Commons, WTO, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Johnson, Office for Budget Responsibility, Alex Chisholm, OBR


Starmer prepares to reopen old Labour wounds over Brexit deal vote

Leader planning to throw weight behind a deal if last-minute negotiations succeed in coming daysKeir Starmer is preparing to risk a party rift by throwing Labour’s weight behind a Brexit deal if last-minute negotiations succeed in the coming days.In what he hopes will be a signal to red wall voters that the party has heard them, multiple Labour sources said Starmer, and Cabinet Office shadow minister Rachel Reeves – who has been liaising with backbenchers on the issue – are minded to impose a th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Labour, Rachel Reeves, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Cabinet Office, Starmer


Weekend reading: Enough Bitcoin

What caught my eye this week. T he question of ‘enough’ is a perennial one in the circles this blog moves in. Seriously! We can barely check into a Personal Finance and Investing Blogger Cult Meeting before a heated debate breaks out over how much is enough given sustainable withdrawal rates, official inflation versus lifestyle inflation, ‘one more year’ syndrome – or even whose round it is. (The argument that buying a round of drinks will tack three months onto a future retirement date is an ...
Tags: Google, Topshop, UK, Putin, Russia, Marketing, US, Bbc, Bitcoin, New York Times, Oxford, Reddit, RPI, Philip Green, Brexit, Terry Smith


Brexit: What is a level playing field?

What are people talking about when they refer to a level playing field and what has it to do with Brexit?
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