Brexit

Yesterday’s Brexit vote

Yesterday evening the Prime Minister lost the meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement. This is a significant loss and the ramifications will be long felt by this Government and Parliament. If the stakes weren’t high enough before this vote, they are now astronomical.

Changing Places: The growing opportunities for financial centres in Europe

How are globalisation and breath-taking advances in technology determining what happens to the EU’s highly attractive market?

Television debates! What are they good for? Absolutely… well, it depends

The general election campaign is entering its final stages. On Friday, the two main party leaders, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, will for the second time this week go head-to-head in a televised stand-off. People will write angry things on the internet. Mrs May will say “strong and stable”. The nation will engage soberly with serious matters of policy.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Article 50 activated

And they’re off. Theresa May has officially notified Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, that Britain is leaving the European Union.

Word of the week – negotiation

Spring is in the air, and having been deprived of an hour’s sleep it’s at last beginning to feel that we are getting into the year 2017 proper.

Sterling takes a pounding

The fallout from Brexit continues to grab the headlines and the decision poses huge challenges for the travel industry in particular.

More like a holding statement than a Budget one

In keeping with his “Spreadsheet Phil” persona, Philip Hammond’s Budget today was mostly boring. Many of the announcements had been expected, due to a tightly controlled drip-feed to the media over the last week or so.

Government consultation on the economy presents opportunity for businesses to shape policy after Brexit

There was much focus on the Supreme Court last week, where judges upheld a ruling that MPs must be given a vote on Britain leaving the European Union. The result was that parliament remains sovereign.

A Tale of Two Parties: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

In the last fortnight, two very different party conferences have occurred; Labour’s in Liverpool and the Conservative’s in Birmingham. For the most part, Conservative attendees – finding themselves in a majority government, with an exit from the EU in the offing and a Prime Minister channelling a bit of their heroine, Mrs Thatcher – were by far the happier.