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Government launches new 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaign

Businesses will discover details of customs regime after Brexit on MondayThe government is set to launch a multi-million pound “Get Ready for Brexit” campaign on Monday, aimed at informing businesses of the complex customs regime they will face.Details of the campaign, which will be partly aimed at Britons living in the EU, will be confirmed by Michael Gove in TV interviews scheduled for Sunday. The controversial Brexit border plans – which were criticised this week by the international trade se...
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Liz Truss is suddenly worried about a Brexit deal – but for the wrong reason | Jill Rutter

The international trade secretary fears the UK may fail to comply with WTO rules. But the real problem will be trade with the EUThe international trade secretary, Liz Truss, joins a long list of people concerned that the UK may not be as ready for Brexit on 1 January 2021 as it needs to be.In a letter to cabinet colleagues this week, she has reportedly raised concerns that the UK will not be operating a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliant border when we leave the EU. It was an embarrassing ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, WTO, Liam Fox, Brexit, Liz Truss, Jill Rutter, World Trade Organization WTO, Trade Policy


14 VCs discuss COVID-19 and London’s future as a tech hub

The UK has created 63 tech unicorns in the past decade (according to Dealroom), and it almost goes without saying that the vast majority of those companies were based out of London, the country’s largest tech hub. Famously, London’s DeepMind, an AI startup, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million, but it has resolutely refused to move to Silicon Valley; founder Demis Hassabis says the city’s diversity of talent meant the powerhouse needed to stay put. London has produced fintech upstarts...
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Boris Johnson's pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt

Number of nurses coming from EU fell again and coronavirus prevented further arrivals Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt after the number coming from the EU fell again and coronavirus prevented thousands of arrivals from the rest of the world.The prime minister made the promise a cornerstone of his general election campaign last year and has since reiterated many times his determination to deliver the ...
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Liz Truss warns Boris Johnson over Brexit border plans

International trade secretary tells PM and chancellor plans risk smuggling and damage to UK reputationAn extraordinary cabinet row has erupted over Brexit with Liz Truss warning that Boris Johnson’s border plans risk smuggling, damage to the UK’s international reputation and could face a legal challenge from the World Trade Organization.The international trade secretary wrote to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and Michael Gove on Wednesday warning of four “key areas of concern” over their plans for...
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The Guardian view on Brexit and trade: an expensive geography lesson | Editorial

Boris Johnson is learning the hard way that the UK’s position on the globe is a relevant factor in its negotiations with BrusselsIt is possible that Boris Johnson meant it when he said last year that Brexit would not involve checks on goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but only if he did not understand the deal he had signed. His position made sense as dishonesty or ignorance. It was never true.As Brexit talks continue in London this week, it turns out the government has su...
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Brexit: UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.
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UK nominates Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

Government describes former international trade secretary as ‘ideal candidate’ for top job Liam Fox, Britain’s former international trade secretary, will be nominated by the UK to be the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the government’s Department for International Trade has confirmed.Fox was a cabinet minister in Theresa May’s government between July 2016 and July 2019, and has been a Conservative MP since 1992. Continue reading...
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Brexit: UK set to nominate Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.
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Why Brexit could make it harder to fight money laundering

The prime minister says the United Kingdom will not extend the Brexit transition period. The UK is leaving transition on 31 December 2020, with or without a deal. London lawyers have questioned whether intelligence sharing has become a political bargaining chip in ongoing negotiations. The City of London is asking whether Brexit risks making the UK’s money laundering fight harder. If we don’t share information with our neighbours, it will be more difficult to detect and prosecute financial crime...
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UK Brexit negotiator meets EU counterpart in bid to revive talks

David Frost and Michel Barnier dine on halibut at Downing Street private dinnerThe government’s chief Brexit negotiator, David Frost, is to host his EU counterpart Michel Barnier for a private dinner in Downing Street on Tuesday evening, in a bid to revive flagging talks on a trade and security deal.Less than six months before the status quo transition period is due to end, both sides have expressed concern about the lack of progress in the negotiations. Continue reading...
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EU citizens in UK used as guinea pigs for digital immigration system, MPs told

Many will face problems after Brexit unless they have physical card to prove right to remain in UK, critics sayEU citizens settled in the UK are being used by the Home Office as guinea pigs for a future digital-only immigration system, MPs have heard.They will also face “significant problems” after Brexit unless the government provides them with a physical card to prove their right to remain in the UK legally, parliament’s Brexit select committee was told. Continue reading...
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EU citizens being used as guinea pigs for digital immigration system, MPs told

Many will face problems after Brexit unless they have physical card to prove right to remain in UK, critics sayEU citizens settled in the UK are being used by the Home Office as guinea pigs for a future digital-only immigration system, MPs have heard.They will also face “significant problems” after Brexit unless the government provides them with a physical card to prove their right to remain in the UK legally, parliament’s Brexit select committee was told. Continue reading...
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UK remain campaign strategist to head Hong Kong PR push

Consulum’s Ryan Coetzee worked for Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats up to 2015 electionHong Kong has turned to the former director of strategy of the UK remain campaign in the Brexit referendum to revive its reputation, amid further scrutiny of the role played by London-based political operatives that advise overseas governments.The Hong Kong government awarded a £5m public relations contract to the Mayfair-headquartered Consulum as part of its “Relaunch Hong Kong” campaign, shortly before Beijing...
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Brexit: Application for border posts at ports sent to EU

As part of Brexit, some goods from Britain will need to be checked at NI ports.
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Amid the havoc wreaked by coronavirus, there is another danger we've forgotten | Jonathan Freedland

As Boris Johnson reopens pubs, a no-deal Brexit threatens to rain disaster on a country reeling from the pandemicDo you have the bunting out and the fireworks primed for Independence Day, with 4 July designated as the moment England ends its long national hibernation and flocks to the pub? To the untrained eye, the choice of a Saturday for the great unlocking might seem a tad rash, when, I don’t know, Monday was available to ease people in gradually. That point was put to Boris Johnson on LBC th...
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EU-UK trade talks break up early over 'serious' disagreements

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier complained of lack of respect and engagement by UKThe latest negotiations in Brussels on an EU-UK trade and security deal have broken up early, with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, complaining of a lack of respect and engagement by the British government.The two sides ended the week’s talks – the first held in person since February – a day ahead of the jointly-agreed schedule amid evident frustration at the lack of progress in bridging what both Bar...
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First details emerge of system for checks on goods crossing Irish Sea

HMRC document shows firms in Great Britain will be obliged to complete three types of electronic paperworkThe first details of the controversial Brexit checks Boris Johnson insisted would not apply to trade across the Irish Sea have emerged, with mandatory paperwork for businesses in Great Britain supplying goods to Northern Ireland from January.An HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) document marked “sensitive”, seen by the Guardian, reveals that firms in Great Britain will be obliged to complete three ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Great Britain, Irish Sea, HM Revenue Customs HMRC


Companies warn 'huge gamble' on Brexit could add to Britain's growing jobs crisis

The United Kingdom has passed the point of no return. It has less than six months to reach a new trade deal with the European Union or risk heaping more pressure on companies that are already laying off tens of thousands of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report? – podcast

Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 agent makes uncomfortable reading for the governmentA report by parliament’s intelligence and security committe...
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'Office for talent' to be set up for scientists who want to work in UK

Unit based in No 10 will help researchers navigate post-Brexit immigration systemDowning Street is to set up a cross-departmental unit called the “office for talent” as a way to help leading scientists, researchers and others live and work in the UK in the post-Brexit immigration system.The plan, which the Liberal Democrats said was simply trying to make up the damage caused by Brexit, is intended to “ensure excellent customer service across the immigration system”, a government announcement sai...
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City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
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"This is the moment for a Rooseveltian approach to the U.K. The country has gone through a profound shock. But in those moments, you have the opportunity to change, and to do things better."

Said Boris Johnson, quoted in "A Surprising Role Model Emerges for Boris Johnson: F.D.R./The British prime minister, trying to regroup in the coronavirus pandemic, wants to bury Thatcherism and embark on a program of ambitious public works" (NYT).Mr. Johnson is a Conservative populist who ran on a platform of pulling Britain out of the European Union and had, until now, modeled himself on Roosevelt’s wartime ally, Winston Churchill....One of [Johnson's] closest advisers, Michael Gove, recently [...
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New national security adviser has 'no proven expertise', says Theresa May – video

Theresa May accused Michael Gove of promoting someone 'with no proven expertise' to a crucial role at the heart of the UK’s safety, in response to the government's appointment of David Frost as the national security adviser.Frost is expected to prioritise his role negotiating the UK’s deal with the EU while learning his new jobTheresa May says UK's new national security adviser has 'no proven expertise' Continue reading...
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Britain and Brussels turn on each other for prolonging City's uncertainty

Deadline to agree regulatory equivalence for financial services and allow business after Brexit likely to be missedBritain and Brussels have each accused the other of holding up a decision on the City of London’s ability to do business in EU markets from next year, prolonging the financial services’ state of uncertainty about the future.Both parties had agreed to complete assessments of the other’s regulatory regimes for financial services by Tuesday 30 June, with the expectation that they would...
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Theresa May criticises PM over choice of Brexit envoy for security role

Theresa May questions Brexit envoy David Frost's qualifications to replace Sir Mark Sedwill in role.
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Brexit talks: key issues in Frost/Barnier discussions

Boris Johnson’s new security adviser is in Brussels for first talks since Covid-19 outbreakBrexit negotiations have resumed in Brussels in an attempt to break the deadlock over four key issues: fisheries, fair competition in trade, governance and security.Talks started on Monday with a two-hour, face-to-face meeting between David Frost, the chief UK negotiator, and the EU’s Michel Barnier, the first since the Covid-19 outbreak halted talks in March. Continue reading...
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Britain heading for Brexit 'customs chaos' FTSE 100 set to drop Asian markets slump Roger Bootle: The misleading claims of trendy deficit-deniers are more dangerous than ever Sign up here for our daily business briefing newslette
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Brexit: Where are we now?

It's been out of the headlines for the past few months, but Brexit is back on the political menu
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Putin is up to no good. But Johnson needs little help in creating chaos | Nick Cohen

The ‘gobocracy’ that surrounds the PM is capable of doing Russia’s work for itAs Boris Johnson is leading Britain’s first government of pundits, “a gobocracy”, if you like, it is worth repeating Humbert Wolfe’s scathing poem on the press: “You cannot hope to bribe or twist,/ thank God! the British journalist./ But, seeing what the man will do/ unbribed, there’s no occasion to.”In a gobocracy, there’s no need to become too conspiratorial about why a prime minister betrays his country. Put a Teleg...
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