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29 March 2018

Brexit Weekly

European Council guidelines on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship, Bank of England's regulatory approach post-Brexit, BIBA and WBN arrangement on EU clients post-Brexit and more.

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European Council (Art. 50) guidelines on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship
The European Council (Art. 50) on 23 March 2018 adopted guidelines on the framework for post-Brexit relations with the UK.  View Article
Bank of England: Update on the regulatory approach to preparations for EU withdrawal
The foundation of the Bank of England’s approach to preparations for EU withdrawal remains the presumption that there will continue to be a high degree of supervisory cooperation between the UK and the EU.   View Article
Commercial Risk Europe: BIBA and WBN arrangement on EU clients post-Brexit
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has reached an agreement with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) to allow BIBA members to be able to work with their EU clients post-Brexit.   View Article
UK Trade Policy Observatory: EU likely to reject bespoke Canada trade deal for UK
Authors write that their in-depth analysis of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada concludes that the EU’s commitment to the Single Market is so deeply ingrained that a substantial loosening of the rules for the UK would be politically impossible.  View Article
The Times: Trade partners could hit UK with tariffs next year
Dozens of the European Union’s trading partners from South Africa to South Korea could impose tariffs on British exports next year, experts have warned.  View Article
Financial Times: Brussels to propose €56bn raid on ECB profits
The proposal about the ECB would divert profits made by the eurozone’s 19 national central banks from printing banknotes straight into EU coffers. The commission estimates the revenue stream could generate €56bn during the seven-year span of the next EU budget.   View Article
BBC: UK firms 'fearful' for future migration system
UK employers are "fearful" about what a future migration system will be like after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee.  View Article
The Guardian: Businesses face unanswered questions a year from Brexit – sector by sector analysis
More than half of large companies have already put emergency contingency plans into action, according to a survey, and in key sectors such as insurance and transport there are warnings of higher prices and disruption for customers if the fragile truce breaks down.  View Article
Financial Times: UK set to be left behind by European productivity revival
The data, in a Conference Board analysis shared with the Financial Times, highlight the relative decline in Britain’s economic performance since the June 2016 Brexit referendum.   View Article
Financial Times: Brexit adds friction to UK’s China ambitions
No bigger test of the government’s strategy - crystallised in the government’s foreign policy catchphrase “Global Britain” - will come than in the UK’s relations with China.   View Article
Fondation Robert Schuman: Wishful Brexiting - or the complicated transformation of what the British want into reality
By suggesting an impossible Brexit the UK is placing the burden of the effective definition of the transition period on the European Union and by this is losing the very initiative of it, write Jérôme Gazzano and Andi Mustafaj.  View Article
Süddeutsche Zeitung: The calm before the storm
Süddeutsche Zeitung writes how ever since the UK decided to leave the EU, European leaders have been very smug about how unified the bloc is now. The article warns that this feeling of unity could soon be over, however.  View Article
Fed Trust: Labour's Brexit options: Starmer's step in the right direction
The Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the Labour Party's position on Brexit, and in particular the possible implications of Sir Keir Starmer's recent speech.  View Article
BritainThinks: The Brexit diaries: One year on
To mark a year since Theresa May triggered Article 50, BritainThinks has conducted new qualitative research which reveals the state of public opinion on Brexit.   View Article
LSE: Identification with Englishness (not class or age) offers the best clue to understanding support for Brexit
Jan Eichhorn argues that attempts to link Brexit to particular social classes or age groups underplays much of the division within these groups over the EU, but that identification with Englishness offers one of the best clues to understanding voting behaviour during the EU referendum.  View Article

  Graham's tweets

Financial companies can assume it's business as usual during the Brexit transition, Bank of England says

— Bloomberg Brexit (@Brexit) March 28, 2018

Brussels to propose €50bn raid on ECB profits

FT Brussels (@ftbrussels) March 27, 2018

#Irish officials have been told to expect new proposals imminently from #Britain on how it plans to avoid a post-#Brexit hard #border, The Times reported. | Reuters

— PubAffairs EU News (@PubAffairsEU) March 28, 2018

Dozens of EU trade partners could hit Britain with tariffs before Brexit, experts have warned

— The Times of London (@thetimes) March 28, 2018

#Brexit director Brendan Donnelly welcomes the latest shift in @UKLabour stance via @Keir_Starmer but still cautions v the party's delusions: read his sharp analysis here

— Federal Trust (@FedTrust) March 27, 2018

#UK's MPs to debate Vote Leave #Brexit spending allegations | BBC

— PubAffairs EU News (@PubAffairsEU) March 27, 2018

Brexit: UK firms 'fearful' for future migration system

— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 27, 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report on supervisory activities is now available. You can read it in 22 European languages

— European Central Bank (@ecb) March 27, 2018

ESMA agrees to prohibit binary options and restrict CFDs to protect retail investors.

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ESMA (@ESMAComms) March 27, 2018

Nervousness about Brexit's impact on the asset-management industry is growing

— Bloomberg Brexit (@Brexit) March 26, 2018

Graham Bishop has recently illustrated the radically different targets of the #TEF that go far beyond the limited objectives of #SBBS. Bishop analyses the 4 specific objections to SBBS by the debt managers, as well as their comments on “safe assets”

— Graham Bishop (@GrahamBishopcom) March 23, 2018

Commission to propose SBBS framework: But Temporary Eurobill Fund is very different – with wider benefits, argues Graham Bishop in his latest article - read it here

— Graham Bishop (@GrahamBishopcom) March 23, 2018

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