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 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 […]

Markets Wait On Fed For Interest Rate Rise

All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve as interest rates were left at a record low of 0.25% by the Bank of England in the face of better than expected economic data. Markets are waiting with bated breath for the Fed to hike interest rates – which chair Janet Yellen has hinted will happen […]

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 […]

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 […]

The EU Gender Directive – All You Need To Know

Most people now know that companies can no longer discriminate on grounds of gender when it comes to car insurance policies. But not many people are aware of how far-reaching the new EU directive is in other fields. From December 21, 2012, pricing on the grounds of gender will cease after the European Court of […]