UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats

The UK has risked further antagonising the European Union by responding to legal threats over the Northern Ireland Protocol by refusing to fully implement the post-Brexit agreement. Ministers are understood to have responded to Brussels’ seven infringement proceedings by saying they will unilaterally continue with the grace periods on checks currently in place. Britain’s mission … Read more

Michael Gove slammed for claiming Brexit is done despite Northern Ireland protocol fight

has been criticised for claiming is done despite a continuing fight over controversial plans to rewrite the Northern Ireland protocol. Peers in the are preparing to challenge the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill when returns after the summer recess. They are expected to go to battle over the legislation designed to give ministers the power to … Read more

Brexit and Covid leave London’s Savoy hotel shaken, stirred – and short staffed

For those in the business, the role of head bartender at the Savoy’s American bar in London is much more than a job – it’s the chance to join a prestigious club of just a handful of people and to earn a place in history. In its more than 130-year existence, only 13 people have … Read more

EU takes new legal action against Britain for ‘breaching Brexit treaty rules’

The European Commission on Friday launched four fresh legal challenges against Britain for alleged breaches of the . The EU’s Brussels-based executive accused the Government of “not complying with significant parts” of the Brexit withdrawal treaty’s rules relating to the province. “Despite repeated calls by the European Parliament, the 27 EU member states and the … Read more

Visa and Mastercard investigated over claims of exploiting ‘post-Brexit loophole’

Visa and Mastercard exchange fees are being reviewed by the payments watchdog after the card firms increased some charges up to five-fold after Brexit. The Payment Systems Regulator has launched a study into so-called “interchange” fees after warning the market was “not working well”. Card firms have been accused of taking advantage of post-Brexit relaxed … Read more