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Brexit and the UK oil and gas industry 03 May 2017, 23:29 CET
The trade body for the UK oil and gas industry has written to the Prime Minister highlighting research findings that assess the potential impact and opportunities of Brexit on the sector.

Bremain in Spain criticises lack of 'Votes for Life' for British citizens living in EU 21 April 2017, 18:05 CET
As with the Referendum, the June 8 General Election disenfranchises Brits living in EU countries for 15+ years, despite Tories' 2015 manifesto promise.

What does triggering Article 50 mean for UK businesses 30 March 2017, 13:18 CET
Christian Stadler, a Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, has made the following statement:

£667m – estimated cost of Brexit planning to UK businesses - Set to rise to £813m once Article 50 invoked 27 March 2017, 18:37 CET
A new survey, sponsored by The Brexit Tracker, has calculated that Brexit planning has already cost UK businesses, £667.2m so far in executive man hours and this figure is set to rise to £813m after Article 50 is triggered.

How Brexit border debate could affect human trafficking into UK 16 March 2017, 19:11 CET
Recent government figures estimate that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK today. A large majority of these people are trafficked in from abroad. And, as the government report shows, a significant proportion of this group, perhaps even most of them, are themselves EU citizens.

Brexit Breaking Point - 100,000s of UK pensioners could migrate back to UK 15 March 2017, 18:04 CET
Campaign groups championing the rights of British pensioners living in the EU fear that Brexit may force many hundreds of thousands to return to the UK, placing enormous strain on the UK's already overburdened health and social care services.

The reality of hard Brexit 13 March 2017, 18:33 CET
The realities of what a hard Brexit could mean are beginning to collide with the breezy rhetoric of Leave campaigners. Already – before negotiations have even begun – totemic promises are being broken.

Creating stability in an uncertain world - Speech by Peter Praet 23 February 2017, 15:43 CET
Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the conference "Brexit and the implications for financial services" jointly organised by SUERF and hosted by Ernst & Young, London, 23 February 2017

Brexit White Paper: Government Needs To 'Go Much Further' 02 February 2017, 22:14 CET
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent - who provide award-winning cloud accounting software to freelancers, micro-businesses and their accountants - writes:

Reasons the UK should not leave the EU - 'Trainspotting' speech by Hannah Bardell MP during Brexit debate 02 February 2017, 17:14 CET
Hannah Bardell MP speech during the UK Parliament debate on whether to launch Article 50 and begin the Brexit process - mimicking Ewan McGregor's 'choose life' monologue from the original 1996 'Trainspotting' film.

Software entrepreneur/VC comment from Davos on PM's Brexit objectives 18 January 2017, 18:29 CET
From Davos today, Richard Muirhead, 3x software entrepreneur and now General Partner, OpenOcean - a European early-stage software company venture firm, says the PM needs to act quickly to put in place a plan around objective 10 - keeping the UK a leader in science and innovation.

Brexit climate being reinvented and general market commentary 12 January 2017, 18:12 CET
Regarding Brexit climate being reinvented and general market commentary, Mihir Kapadia, CEO and Founder of Sun Global Investments, has said:

BPS World Publish First Global Research on Impact of Brexit on Skills Crisis 13 December 2016, 23:25 CET
BPS World, the global resourcing specialist, has today published: "Brexit: What the World is Saying". The White Paper is the result of extensive research BPS carried out to understand the international perspective on Brexit and how other countries believe it will impact on skills. The report finds that there is little sense that Brexit will have a radical effect on global talent markets, but a fear that Britain will be the main loser. Experts from around the world recommended that, following Brexit, the UK should focus on digital and high-end talent.

UK business confidence steady despite Brexit fears, finds major ACCA survey 20 October 2016, 14:14 CET
Fears that headwinds from the UK vote to leave the EU in June could spread to the global economy have not been realised, with confidence amongst UK businesses holding up relative to the previous quarter according to the latest the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey published today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).

Brexit negotiations - ITI supports members' and peers' checklist for protecting language skills 18 October 2016, 13:52 CET
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) urges the Government to pursue the four essential objectives detailed in Brexit and Languages: A checklist for Government negotiators and officials – a document released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages today.

Brexit challenge to London's global FinTech boom, finds ACCA 28 September 2016, 23:11 CET
The UK has positioned itself as a world-leading hub in emerging FinTech (financial technology) but the potential regulatory and business challenges posed by Brexit risks ceding ground to America and Asia Pacific rivals, says a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Brexit: a WTO issue first and foremost 28 September 2016, 23:05 CET
100 days on from the fateful UK referendum, the only thing agreed on is the huge complexity of Brexit. This justifies the wait-and-see approach of the UK government which, by cataloguing the many problems that need to be resolved, is carrying out a kind of giant impact assessment. But one aspect of negotiations seems to have been overlooked or at least under-estimated: the relationship with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

'Brexit' appealed more to the 'losers' of globalization than its 'winners' 22 September 2016, 14:07 CET
Voters’ hopes and fears about globalization were a key factor in June’s vote for ‘Brexit’ – and will continue to challenge the political establishment for years to come, according to a new study.

'Giving meaning to Brexit' - by Andrew Tyrie MP 07 September 2016, 00:04 CET
In a paper, published by Open Europe, Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, outlines some of the choices available to the Government to give meaning to Brexit and the principles underpinning how it should proceed. He suggests taking several options off the table.

Japan warning Brexit could see its firms move out of the UK 06 September 2016, 23:44 CET
It is unlikely that even if the post-Brexit world were not to the liking of Japanese investors they would move over night. However, one should bear in mind that Japanese car firms invested some £260 million in the 4 years up to 2014 in the UK.

Brexit would harm the UK's inward investment 30 August 2016, 14:02 CET
It should be remembered that for all of the period that covers these figures, the expectation among political commentators and pollsters was that the UK would vote 'remain', and so many potential investors for the year to 2016 may simply have discounted the Brexit factor.

Brexit - Which UK laws are likely to change? 23 August 2016, 19:11 CET
The Leave vote means that the UK Government will, from a designated point in the future, no longer be bound by the restrictions of European law which has governed a significant part of UK law for so long.

Brexit to Have a Positive Impact on the Made in Italy brand 06 July 2016, 00:33 CET
Livio Vaninetti, Director of Frost & Sullivan Italy, comments on the implications for the country following the Leave vote in the UK.

Hurt feelings all round following historic victory for the Leave campaign 27 June 2016, 16:13 CET
Following the conclusion of a successful referendum campaign, Leave.EU has upset quite a few people. So far, we have managed to clock eight pending cases.

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder Kantox (Foreign exchange (FX) platform) 26 June 2016, 00:30 CET
Despite the endless headlines about Brexit, the reality is that many people were not prepared for this scenario. In this respect, this looks like the worst planned Referendum in history - not in terms of the vote or the campaigns, but because no one really knows or prepared for the actual implication of the result.

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