UK Finance, Insurance Yet to Feel Full Brexit Impact

Britain should avoid hasty reforms to make its financial sector more globally competitive after the industry’s separation from the European Union by Brexit, a parliamentary report said on Thursday. The finance ministry has proposed scores of changes to rules governing capital markets, company listings and insurance to exploit independence from EU regulation and create an … Read more

UK Should Avoid Hasty Financial Services Reforms Following Brexit: Lawmakers

Britain should avoid hasty reforms to make its financial sector more globally competitive after the industry’s separation from the European Union by Brexit, a parliamentary report said on Thursday. The finance ministry has proposed scores of changes to rules governing capital markets, company listings and insurance to exploit independence from EU regulation and create an … Read more

Looming election presses Tory MPs to swallow sore Brexit measures

This article is an on-site version of our Inside Politics newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every weekday Good morning. The UK government is bringing forward a new bill on the Northern Ireland protocol today, setting up what may be months of clashes with the EU, the House … Read more

Brexit tensions risk igniting Northern Ireland’s loyalist tempers

More than 20,000 people, including 140 traditional marching bands, are expected to parade through Belfast on Saturday as the loyalist Orange Order celebrates the centenary of Northern Ireland with what organisers are billing a “colourful and joyous spectacle”. The event, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic from last year’s anniversary of the region’s founding, is expected … Read more

Exclusive-Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illutration 2/2 By Raphael Satter, James Pearson and Christopher Bing WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) -A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the … Read more

Russian hackers linked to Brexit leak website: Google

(Reuters) — A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of U.K. foreign intelligence. The website — titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” — says it has published private emails from former British spymaster … Read more

Northern Ireland’s DUP stakes its future on Brexit battle with London

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is gambling the future of his Democratic Unionist party on a battle of wills with the British government over post-Brexit trading relations with Northern Ireland, say critics. Donaldson was humbled in the region’s May 5 elections when the nationalist Sinn Féin pushed his long-dominant party into second place and supporters defected in … Read more

Gene technology: A Brexit opportunity worth grasping

“Let us start now to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti genetic modification rules and . . . develop the blight-resistant crops that will feed the world.” So said Boris Johnson as he spoke outside Downing Street on the day he became prime minister. With all the fury of Brexit, here was a bold pledge to fight … Read more

UK manufacturers ‘reshore’ supply chains after pandemic and Brexit

British manufacturers are bringing back production to the UK in a “reshoring” push to try to address the supply-chain chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. Three-quarters of companies have increased the number of their British suppliers in the past two years, according to a survey by Make UK, the manufacturers’ trade group. Almost … Read more