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May gathers ministers to hear views on Brexit


LONDON After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, Prime Minister Theresa May will meet members of her government on Wednesday to discuss how Britain is to leave the European Union.


British consumer morale recovers some of its Brexit slump in August - GfK 12:13am BST

LONDON British consumer morale in August recovered some of its post-Brexit slump, a survey showed on Wednesday, a latest sign that consumers are adjusting to the decision to leave the European Union.


London financial groups open line to Dublin after Brexit 30 Aug 2016

FRANKFURT/DUBLIN Ireland says the Brexit vote has led to a jump in enquiries from London firms considering opening offices in Dublin, one of a handful of European cities trying to draw business away from Britain's financial centre.


May has no legal obligation to consult parliament on EU divorce - spokesman 30 Aug 2016

LONDON The British government has no legal obligation to consult parliament on triggering the formal divorce procedure with the European Union, but lawmakers will have a say, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.


Prudential's UK staff take industrial action over Mumbai job plan 1:08am BST

LONDON Staff at British insurer Prudential are taking industrial action over plans to move 76 jobs to Mumbai from the southern English town of Reading, the Unite union said.

Berkeley could be dumped from FTSE 100 as Brexit bites 30 Aug 2016

LONDON British housebuilder Berkeley Group could be kicked out of the top UK equity index following a sharp drop in its stock price on concerns about the pace of economic growth in Britain after it voted to leave the European Union.


Cooler lending, company doubts point to Brexit 'slow burn' for economy 30 Aug 2016

LONDON Britons' thirst for borrowing eased last month and services firms curbed plans for growth, according to figures that suggested the economy will suffer a slow burn, rather than a sharp hit, from the vote to leave the European Union. | Video


Brexit angst prompts UK services firms to cut expansion plans - CBI 30 Aug 2016

LONDON Optimism among Britain's services companies has fallen sharply, with investment plans at their leanest for more than four years, as employers wait for clearer signs of what the Brexit vote means for them, a survey published on Tuesday showed.


UK, France stick to Calais migrant deal 'now and when' Britain leaves EU 30 Aug 2016

PARIS British and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation "now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU" to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union.


France's Hollande says Brexit talks must be concluded by 2019 30 Aug 2016

PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that talks on Britain exiting the European Union had to be concluded by 2019 and that the decision to leave the bloc was irreversible.