Brexit Uncertainty Spikes and Pound Plummets

Following the resignation of Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, the British Pound has plummeted. There are expectations of further resignations in what is being called a “rebellion” against the Brexit deal struck by the E.U and U.K. In his resignation letter Raab said, I cannot support an indefinite backstop agreement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit, the terms of the backstop amount to a hybrid of the EU Customs Union and Single Market obligations. No democratic nation has ever signed up…

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Brexit Insight: How Should Your Business React?

Brexit Insight: How Should Your Business React?

The UK is leaving the EU – So now is not the time to bury your head in the sand. HOW DO THINGS STAND AT PRESENT? The UK economy appears to have weathered the initial shock of the Brexit vote, although the British pound’s value remains near a 30-year low, opinion is sharply divided over the long-term effects of leaving the EU. Major firms such as EasyJet and John Lewis have pointed out that the sterling slump has increased their costs. Britain also lost its top AAA credit rating, meaning…

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Speculations surrounding Mark Carney future brought to an end

Speculations surrounding Mark Carney future brought to an end.

Mark Carney, Governor of Bank of England (BoE) and Chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board advised he will stay on at BoE, on the same day the Pound was appointed October’s worst performing currency. Carney has been managing Britain’s economy for the past three years and will remain at the BoE until end of June 2019 to see out turbulent Brexit negotiations. He will undertake the task of protecting the UK economy over the negotiations of Brexit that begin in March 2017. Carney will forfeit 3 additional years of…

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Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo Ireland 2016

Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo Ireland 2016

Citywest Hotel Dublin is hosting the 2016 Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo next Wednesday, 14th September.

This is the industry’s event of the year with over 2000 key stakeholders attending to meet with a range of exhibitors supplying technology, equipment, services and produce to their sector.

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UK still in uncertainty as Bank of England eases bank rules

UK still in uncertainty as Bank of England eases bank rules

Mark Carney, the Bank Governor , said “The UK is in a time of uncertainty and significant economic adjustment.” The BoE was in the process of building bank balance sheets but have now had to reverse their policies. They will reduce the amount of capital that banks must hold by £5.7 billion. This will raise the banks’ capacity to lend to UK households and businesses by up to £150 billion.

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