Life under Boris
Steven Bell, Chief Economist, delivers his latest Brexit update as the UK begins negotiating its future trading relationship
After Boris Johnson’s extraordinary landslide win in the UK general election last December, there has been a marked fall in uncertainty. A Brexit deadline passed without being extended on 31 January 2020, and we are now about to begin negotiating on our future relationship with the European Union, with a deadline of the end of this year for the details to be finalised.
There have been a lot of soundbites from Prime Minister Johnson, but it is the EU that has produced an actual document to kick off the process.
So, what is the negotiating stance of the EU?
Released on Monday 3 February, it is a long, detailed document, setting out their parameters for negotiating our departure from the EU.