As the sixth round of Brexit negotiations conclude this week, we bring you the latest news, developments and stakeholder reaction in our Brexit Bulletin. After a week which was noticeably light on negotiation meetings, there has been no announcement of major progress, leaving leaders with little time to reach agreement before the December summit of EU leaders.
- Labour utilised an obscure power to compel the Government to give its Brexit impact assessments to the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee. However, Brexit ministers have cast doubt on the nature of the assessments, saying that time will be required to pull together the necessary material and warning that publication in full would not be in the national interest.
- At the CBI’s conference, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross outlined the changes in regulations needed to secure a trade deal between the UK and the USA, while insisting on the importance of maintaining ‘passporting’ rights for financial services. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn each outlined their Brexit vision.
- The Government will amend the EU Withdrawal Bill to specify the date and time of the UK’s departure from the EU, Theresa May has announced. The Government has also introduced its new Trade Bill to the Commons, with the Customs Bill to follow.