07 February 2018

The UK Government isn’t talking to business about Brexit preparations. This leaves them with little choice but to look to the EU for details, argues Joe Owen.

02 February 2018

Newly-released slides from the European Commission reveal it fears regulatory competition from the UK after Brexit. This could be a useful lever for the UK in negotiations, says Jill Rutter. 

30 January 2018

The Government is tying itself in knots over the Brexit economic impact assessment. But Jill Rutter says it must publish the assessment so it can move on to dealing with the impact of leaving the EU.

16 January 2018

The Government has yet to set out its own analysis of the economic impact of Brexit, though many others have. A serious public debate about the kind of Brexit we want is needed, and the Government must lead this, argues Tim Durrant.

08 December 2017

The Prime Minister’s early morning dash to Brussels has resulted in a European Commission recommendation of "sufficient progress". Jill Rutter looks at what this means for future talks.

01 November 2017

The Brexit Secretary says that no matter what happens with EU negotiations, “we will have some sort of basic deal”. Alex Stojanovic argues that even the most basic deal will be difficult to agree and disruptive to trade.

01 September 2017

Mutual recognition is unlikely to prove the magic bullet that allows the government to avoid the choice between domestic freedom on regulation and friction-free access to the single market, argues Alex Stojanovic.

29 August 2017

The shape of a Brexit transition deal the UK might seek is becoming a bit clearer, but Jill Rutter says there is still a question mark over whether one is on offer.

04 August 2017

The sequencing of talks was supposed to be the Brexit “row of the summer” with the EU. But Joe Owen says that the real wrangling is a UK internal debate over whether and what sort of transition we want.

26 July 2017

The latest public ministerial row over regulatory standards in a potential (but far off) trade deal with the US. While the issue of chlorine-washed chicken might be entertaining for the media, Jill Rutter argues this underlines the UK’s desperate need for better trade negotiation processes.