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Bremain in Spain Reacts to the Prospect of Brexit Negotiations Moving to Phase Two
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the UK to remain in the European Union and to protect the rights of British migrants living in Spain and the EU, comments on the news that Theresa May had made a "great breakthrough" in the Brexit negotiations.

Bremain in Spain Comments on The Troubles with the Brexit Negotiations
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, comments on the latest round of Brexit negotiations.

Bremain in Spain comments on Round 5 of the Brexit negotiations
Sue Wilson, Chair of Bremain in Spain, an organisation campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, gives her opinions on the latest round of Brexit talks.

Bremain in Spain Reacts to Leaked Home Office Immigration Plans
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, reacts to the immigration plans leaked from the Home Office this week. These plans outlined controversial changes to UK immigration rules post-Brexit.

Comment by Nick Greenstock, Managing Director, Gatehouse Advisory Partners
The inconclusive UK election on June 8th 2017 has served to deepen consternation over the Brexit process.

Brexit: A Year In Retail - General Election 2017 Sees Biggest Dip In Online Spending Ahead Of Brexit Anniversary
To tie in with the one year anniversary of the European Union (EU) Referendum, new research today reveals how UK online shoppers reacted to key stages in the Brexit timeline over the past year.

British in Europe Urges the UK to Clarify its Position on Citizens' Rights
British in Europe wishes David Davis well in the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, which stared on 19 June. The group would like to remind him that he and the UK government are also there to represent the 1.2 million UK citizens most directly impacted by Brexit - those who live in the EU and have been in limbo for a year, waiting for talks to start.

Hard Brexit threatens UK collapse
Following the Conservative’s General Election win, Treasury figures warning that a hard BREXIT could cost up to £66bn are just the tip of the iceberg, says Professor Nada Kakabadse, Head of Marketing and Reputation at Henley Business School.

Bremain in Spain Comments on Party Manifestos
Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, passes comment on the political parties' manifestos for the General Election on 8 June and the impact on guaranteeing citizens' rights.

Brexit and the UK oil and gas industry
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).

EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 838
No renegotiation for Mrs May's Brexit deal
→ EUbusiness Week archive

The Week Ahead no. 416
EU summit - EU long-term budget - Canada-EU CETA forum - Emergency Trust Fund for Africa - EU-Japan trade deal

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