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Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

UK will keep ‘half an eye’ on ECJ rulings after Brexit, says justice minister – The Guardian

Justice minister Dominic Raab has conceded the UK would keep “half an eye” on rulings by the European Union’s highest court after Brexit as the government appeared to soften its stance on how heavily the bloc would influence UK law. However, Raab played down the idea that a government document ruling out the European court […]

Employers worry about state of UK economy – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK employers are growing increasingly worried about the economy, new research has found. A survey of 601 employers by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found 31% expect the economy to worsen, with only 28% expecting it to improve. Employers’ confidence has worsened since the last survey in July. REC chief […]

European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK is to tell the EU it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to police their relationship after Brexit. The government wants a “deep and special partnership” with the EU – while staying clear of the ECJ’s jurisdiction, […]

Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights – The Guardian

Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%. A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City […]

UK borrowing falls more than expected – Financial Times

$10.25 per week * Select Purchase a Premium Digital subscription for $10.25 per week. You will be billed $59.50 per month after the trial ends UK borrowing falls more than expected – Financial Times

Abducted UK children at greater risk if legal ties cut, Brexit officials say – The Guardian

Parents in the UK would find it “much more difficult” to recover abducted children if Britain fails to persuade the EU to continue legal cooperation after Brexit, according to government officials detailing their latest plans. Officials said the process of appealing to foreign courts for help could become much more complicated, when asked about a […]

UK medicines agency seizes HIV home-test kits over false result risk – The Guardian

More than 100 HIV home-testing kits have been seized by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) amid fears over their reliability. The agency believes it has seized all stock of the Hightop HIV/Aids home-test kit from UK suppliers but is warning consumers against purchasing the product online or using it, if already […]

Lidl overtakes Waitrose as UK shoppers turn to discounters – The Guardian

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters. The German discount chain reached a new market share high of 5.2% as sales rose 18.9% in the 12 weeks to 13 August – making it the UK’s fastest growing grocer, according to the latest market […]

UK public finances see first July surplus since 2002 – business live – The Guardian

A welcome summer break for the chancellor as the public finances saw the first July surplus since 2002. Specifically, there was a marginal repayment of £184m on public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNBex) in July. This compared to a shortfall of £308m in July 2016. June’s shortfall was also revised down to […]

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