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FCO advises against all but essential travel to Spain

Laura | March 15, 2020 close
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The FCO has updated its Travel Advice to advise against all but essential travel to Spain, following the restrictions put in place by the Spanish government in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19). For more information visit (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain). On 14 March, the Spanish government introduced a State of Emergency, which […]

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Budget watchdog announces cost of Brexit at £1,200 for each ...

Laura | March 13, 2020 close
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Boris Johnson’s Brexit will slow down economic growth to the tune of £1,200 for every person in the country, the government’s spending watchdog has said. ” Brexit ” appeared just twice in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget speech despite the huge impact it’s predicted to have on the national finances. The Office […]

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Leaving the EU will leave Britain with an extra £40billion to ...

Laura | March 13, 2020 close
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Leaving the EU will free up more than £40billion for domestic spending and slash net immigration by almost half, Budget documents forecast yesterday. The official Treasury ‘Red Book’ predicts that cash saved from EU contributions will total £42.3billion over the next five years, even after the effects of the Brexit divorce bill are taken […]

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Will Britain ban flights from EU? Rishi Sunak plays down ...

Laura | March 13, 2020 close
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Boris Johnson’s Government today refused to mirror Donald Trump’s unprecedented ban on flights to and from mainland Europe to stem the spread of coronavirus with Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisting it won’t work. Mr Trump blames the EU for failing to stop the killer virus in its tracks – but has exempted the UK […]

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Reckless Brexit plans are ‘the elephant in the room’ says ...

Laura | March 10, 2020 close
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THE SNP’s Deputy Westminster leader has warned that the UK government cannot ignore the Brexit elephant in the room as it sets out its Budget. Kirsty Blackman MP has warned that the Conservatives’ Brexit plans will leave families poorer and worse off, and push people towards hardship. She said the Tories were […]

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Budget 2020: Rishi Sunak unveils £5bn bid to boost post-Brexit ...

Laura | March 10, 2020 close
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Under the plans set to be announced at Wednesday’s Budget, the Government will provide the cash as loans to overseas buyers of British goods in a bid to bolster exports. The funds, offered through the UK Export Finance scheme, come as ministers look to prepare businesses for new trading conditions once […]

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Boris Johnson warned to ‘get Brexit right’ as ...

Laura | March 10, 2020 close
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Boris Johnson has been urged to “get Brexit right” rather than rushing to meet deadlines as coronavirus puts pressure on the government. Baroness Angela Smith, Labour’s leader in the House of Lords warned dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak would have “quite an impact on the attention and resource the government […]

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Backlash as UK confirms it will leave EU aviation safety ...

Laura | March 9, 2020 close
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Britain’s aerospace industry has criticised the government after the transport secretary confirmed the UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator by the end of the year. Grant Shapps said British membership of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will come to an end at the end of the […]

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Brexit: UK ‘must consider deal trade-offs’, says von...

Laura | March 9, 2020 close
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The UK should consider the trade-offs it is willing to make in a post-Brexit deal, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says. She said the closer the UK’s access to the single market – which it is leaving – the more it must adhere to EU rules. But cabinet […]

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UK to publish draft trade deal in next nine days after EU says ...

Laura | March 9, 2020 close
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The government has responded to an EU call to “make up its mind” by revealing plans to publish a draft post-Brexit trade deal within the next nine days. David Frost, the prime minister’s EU adviser who is leading the UK’s negotiating effort, on Monday said he would unveil a draft […]

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Laura | March 6, 2020 close
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See the most up-to-date information from the World Health Organization (WHO) so that you can stay healthy and help prevent the spread of the virus. World Health Organization Covid-19

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Is the new passport really blue or black?

Laura | March 5, 2020 close
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Is the new UK passport blue? Or is the colour really closer to black? The Home Office has issued pictures of the post-Brexit passport, describing it as a return to the “iconic blue” used for UK passports before 1988. Experts in the science of colour – and instant experts on […]