Brexit Briefing: EU And UK In Talks Stalemate

Britain and the European Union still seem poles apart in the latest round of Brexit negotiations despite efforts from London to try and break the deadlock. Three issues are dogging the talks and even an intervention from British Prime Minister Theresa May aimed at moving the stumbling blocks has failed to see any significant progress […]

Brexit Could Have Been Worse For The UK, Says Economists

Brexit’s not that bad really, says economists who forecast recession and financial chaos after the June referendum to leave the European Union. As the world moves on, successive companies claim they have suffered no downturn on their profits from Brexit. The Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) even reckons Britain will be the only […]

Brexit Is Go As May Triggers Article 50

Britain has finally started talks to leave the European Union after the Brexit referendum voted ibn favour of the split. Nine months and a few days after the referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk. Her six-page missive basically said thanks for having us, but we’re off and would […]

May Under Pressure To Do A Brexit Deal For Expats

Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Theresa May to promise to safeguard the rights of European Union citizens in the UK after Brexit. Parliamentary groups in Britain are urging her to make a unilateral declaration as a show of good will to other European governments before Brexit talks start. May and her ministers have already […]

Will QROPS Become A Brexit Casualty?

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) may become one of the Brexit casualties if negotiators axe Britain’s adherence to Europe’s freedom of movement and capital rules. The rules are two pillars of the European Union and are at risk in the forthcoming Brexit talks. The British government has made clear that securing national borders and […]

Britain’s Love-Hate Relationship With Europe Ends In Divorce

Britain is leaving the European Union – the first major economy to vote to withdraw from the trade and economic bloc. After 43 years of a love-hate relationship, British voters said no to closer ties with the EU, no to accepting more migrants and no to accepting laws made in Brussels. Voting 52% to 48% […]

What Brexit Means For British Expats In Europe

Close to 1.2 million British expats in Europe are worried that a Brexit leave vote will lead to a huge upheaval in their lives. The future for expats looks bleak on several fronts if Britain leaves the European Union, according to a respected European think-tank. Expats on both sides of The Channel will be left […]