Key take away this week
With the Prime Minister still struggling to negotiate a revised deal and the First Ministers in Scotland and Wales calling for a no-deal Brexit to be ruled out, the path forward remains as uncertain as ever. There are claims that the final vote on approval (or rejection) of Theresa May's deal could be delayed, making it harder than ever to predict the position we will be in by the 29th of March.
As always, we will track the important updates for you while the countdown continues.
Prime Minister meets EU president Juncker: No.10 have published a transcript of a meeting held on 7th February to explore ways forward on the legal backstop re the Irish border. View > The Prime Minister had delivered a speech on the UK position in Belfast on 5th February. View >
Scottish and Welsh First Ministers set out their opposition to a no deal Brexit: In a joint letter to Theresa May on 7th February the Scottish and Welsh First Ministers have called for the possibility of a no deal Brexit to be taken off the table. View >
Simplified import requirements from the EU: The HMRC has published details of simplified customs arrangements to be put in place as a contingency measure in case of a no deal Brexit. View > British Chambers of Commerce >