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  • Tuesday, September 5th 2017 - 08:36 UTC

    With Commons back from recess, Brexit talks expected to intensify

    As the Commons returns from summer recess, MPs will also hear about plans for science and innovation in the UK post-Brexit and debate the EU withdrawal bill.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis is to update MPs on last week's negotiations with the European Union later. Davis will make a statement in the House of Commons about the progress of the third round of Brexit talks. It comes after the prime minister said the UK is ready to “intensify” talks rather than stick to its one-week-a-month schedule.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2017 - 14:52 UTC

    UK wants to secure a post-Brexit “ambitious new customs arrangement” with the EU

    The UK's departure from the EU's customs union was confirmed at the weekend in a joint article by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Trade Secretary Liam Fox.

    The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with the rest of Europe and could include a “temporary customs union” after Brexit to prevent border problems as the UK leaves the EU.

  • Monday, August 14th 2017 - 08:03 UTC

    UK government show of unity: Hammond and Fox share a column in the Sunday Telegraph

    Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Hammond and Fox said UK definitely will leave both the customs union and the single market when it exits the EU in March 2019.

    The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a “back door” to staying in the EU.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2017 - 08:54 UTC

    Royal Mint will supply Argentina with 150 million Peso coin blanks

    The contract announcement was first done by UK chancellor Philip Hammond during his recent visit to Argentina

    UK’s Royal Mint will supply Argentina with 150 million peso coins, after the institution won a contract to assist with the minting of a new coin series. Announced on social media by UK chancellor Philip Hammond, the mint will work closely with its Argentine counterpart – Sociedad del Estado Casa de Moneda – to produce blanks for the new coin series.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 11:49 UTC

    Brexit will happen despite the “density of problems” says Juncker

    People are more and more conscious of the density of problems of Brexit on a daily basis, without always being able to provide a coherent answer, said Juncker

    Brexit will still happen despite the UK becoming more aware of the “density of problems” during withdrawal negotiations, Jean-Claude Juncker has said. The European Commission president indicated he disagreed with the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat, who reportedly said last week he saw “hopeful signs” that “Brexit will not happen”.

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2017 - 06:50 UTC

    Hammond and Macri agree to expand trade, investment and building closer links

    President Macri and Chancellor at the Olivos residence

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri received on Wednesday Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who had anticipated the purpose of the visit was to deepen UK-Argentine economic partnership and address political issues of common interest, such as the 2018 G20 summit and Argentina's aspiration to join OECD.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2017 - 08:36 UTC

    Lord Hague supports Hammond for pushing for a Brexit transitional deal

    The ex-foreign secretary indicated the Chancellor deserves credit for pushing for a transitional deal which preserves close ties to Brussels

    Philip Hammond has been backed by former Tory leader Lord Hague amid ongoing Cabinet tensions about the approach to Brexit. The ex-foreign secretary said the Chancellor deserves credit for pushing for a transitional deal which preserves close ties to Brussels, giving time for a new trading relationship to be established and avoiding turning Brexit into a “disaster”.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 07:24 UTC

    PM May's office denies freedom of movement will continue once UK leaves EU

    Downing Street moved to make clear free movement will end when the UK leaves. It said: “It would be wrong to suggest it... will continue as it is now.”

    Suggestions that freedom of movement will continue after the United Kingdom leaves the EU are wrong, Downing Street has said. Last Friday, Chancellor Philip Hammond warned full controls could take “some time”, prompting speculation free movement may continue in all but name after the UK leaves in March 2019.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 07:46 UTC

    Open divisions on post-Brexit policy surface in the British cabinet

    Allowing free movement of people after Britain leaves the European Union would not “keep faith” with the Brexit vote, international trade secretary Liam Fox said

    Allowing free movement of people after Britain leaves the European Union would not “keep faith” with the Brexit vote, the international trade secretary said, underling divisions in the government over the issue. Liam Fox told the Sunday Times that senior government ministers had not reached a consensus on retaining free movement of people for a transitional period, a proposal outlined by finance minister Philip Hammond on Friday.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 14:53 UTC

    Hammond admits post-Brexit transitional deal up, but until general election in 2022

    “Many things would look similar” the day after Brexit - on 29 March 2019 - as the UK moved gradually towards a new relationship with the EU, Hammond said

    Any “transitional deal” in the period after Brexit must end by June 2022, the time of the next general election, Philip Hammond has said. But the chancellor said there must be “business as usual, life as normal” for Britons as the UK left the EU.

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