Pascal Lamy, former Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), warns that a UK-EU free trade agreement will take five to six years. Oliver Ilott argues that the pressure of trying to agree a deal in two years means that government has to establish new, rapid processes for decision making in the negotiations
Hilary Benn MP believes the Home Office faces a serious challenge in attempting to register the three million EU residents currently living in the UK. Euan McCarthy explains the scale of that challenge.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently hearing a case about the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which Oliver Ilott argues could have an effect on the UK’s free trade with the EU after Brexit.
As the world comes to terms with the results of last week’s US elections, Robyn Munro argues that the Trump Presidency will have a significant impact on trade and foreign policy relations between the US and the EU – but offers some opportunities for a post-Brexit UK.
There continues to be significant debate over UK immigration policy, and what price the country may pay for imposing restrictions on EU migrants in terms of Single Market access. Aron Cheung says this issue divides the UK and devolved governments, and looks at the radical solutions proposed.
The service industry is particularly important for the UK, so MPs yesterday debated the impact of Brexit on the sector. Ines Stelk says there are four options for future trade with the EU that offer the best deal.